Album Review: Darling Oh, Darling by Miss Tess

Album Name: Darling Oh, Darling
Artist: Miss Tess
Year/Label: 2009 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

This album is filled with songs that seem from a different era. There’s jazz, swing, rockabilly, and I don’t know what else. But it’s very interesting.

She has a great voice that suits the musical style to a T. It’s jazzy, snappy and strong. Her band, The Bon Ton Parade are awesome as well.

Darling, Oh Darling makes me want to dance. Slow.

Thinking of Shore is a nice slow waltz. I adore waltzes.

Saving all My Love makes me picture a band marching down the street in New Orleans. It’s slow, but has a lot of horns.

Train Ride to Caroline is super cool. Minor key, dissonant sounds and a little more up tempo. Probably my favorite one here.

Awake begins with banjo picking and reminds me of another artist who uses banjo a lot, Ajai Suri. At least in the beginning.

This is a really cool record. You’ll feel transported.

Track Listing
1. Riding Home
2. That oo oo oo
3. Darling, oh Darling
4. Thinking of Shore
5. Saving All My Love
6. Train Ride to Caroline
7. I Just Wanna Make Love Again
8. Time Can Take the Pain Away
9. Oh No
10. Love
11. Awake
12. I Don’t Wanna See You Anymore
13. Darling, oh Darling (unedited)

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