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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

JEAN WELLS - PUTTING THE BEST ON THE OUTSIDE


The term "journeyman" gets thrown around quite often in describing soul/blues/r&b singers that had long careers but never quite had a breakthrough hit. Jean Wells is a true journey woman, in that she left her home in Florida to look for gigs in Philadelphia, and most likely ended up in New York during the time this record was cut. While I own a handful of her records, I've realized this morning that she has been far too unrepresented on this blog (it's been almost two years since I featured the sublime "With My Love And What You've Got")

Jean's vocal performance drives this already powerful song well into the soul stratosphere.

from 1966...

JEAN WELLS - PUTTING THE BEST ON THE OUTSIDE

2 comments:

Jem said...

I have only heard half a dozen or so songs by Jean Wells and I have enjoyed them all. Thank You!

degraaff said...

What a voice! I look forward to hearing more Jean Wells records.