Jessye Adams

Sadly this was to be the only record from big voiced Jessye Adams whose talent is clearly evident on ListenMake Up Your Mind. He had a lovely rich tone and a tasty touch of the blues in his gospel based phrasing. And check out the tough attack. I like the prominent baritone sax in the arrangement, as well as the assistance Jessye gets from the female chorus. Superb early deep soul from the Windy City.

Flip is an easy swaying mid paced doo wop/gospel number.

Special thanks to Ben Cohen who made me listen to the lyrics!


Your love gets better / ListenMake up your mind ~ ARGO 5463 (1963)


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