Album Name: What a Woman Shouldn’t Do
Artist: Julie McKee
Year/Label: 2008 / Shrewd Records
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Julie McKee’s likeable, jazzy debut shows the singer having serious vocal chops and a flair for writing original songs.
The funky opener Nobody’s Farm sees her singing in a fluid voice to a solid backing.
Carousel is soft and a bit loungey, McKee’s vocal as lovely as any better-known singer of the genre. She has a deep melancholy to her at times that’s very appealing. Here she reminds me of Eddi Reader.
Summer Weather in my Heart is a breezy and suitable song for this time of year. It’s a gentle and jazzy song with a great piano bit. The chords sound like gently falling summer rain.
Mount Vesuvius is up tempo and catchy, I keep humming it.
You’ve got an ego like mount Vesuvius and it’s erupting all over me…
The ironic title song is a fitting closer to an impressive debut.
1 Nobody’s Farm
2 All About You
3 Eric Marlow
5 It Just So Happens
6 The Experts
7 Summer Weather In My Heart
8 Nine Years Old
9 Mount Vesuvius
10 Angel Song
11 What A Woman Shouldn’t Do