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Sunday Wilde


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Vintage—flavored jazz/blues

Status:

Most recent release, He gave me a blue nightgown (2013)

See also:

Sunday Wilde's Reverb Nation site

Sunday Wilde's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Madeleine Peyroux, Norah Jones, Joan Osborne

Covers/own material:

Own and occasional covers

General comments:

Pleasant and appealing bluesy music with jazz leanings. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Broken String of Pearls is the first we've heard

Recordings include:


Broken String of Pearls (2009)

Release info:

2009—self—released

Availability:

CDBaby

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Sunday Wilde—vocals, piano, percussion

Guest artists:

David West—guitar (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9)
Greg Schultz—bass (1), percussion (8)
Wolfe Wall—clarinet (2, 9), cello (7, 9), flute (8)
Tom Sinkins—bass (3, 4)
Lucas Paulson—piano (10)

Produced by:

Ange Sponchia

Comments:

Sunday Wilde plays a nice brand of retro blues/jazz and her vocal are warm and inviting. She's hardly reinventing the genre, but she has such fun with it that it hardly matters. "Don't sit around waiting" makes good use of the growl inherent in Wilde's vocals and evokes a nice mood. "Smooth talking man" has some nice honky tonk piano and a sassy lead vocal. "Trouble coming at me from behind" is another winner, Wilde playing deft piano and adding a sultry vocal. It's as blue as can be and it really works. She reminds me of others in the genre, most notably Madeleine Peyroux, but she has her own voice. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

What Man!?? Oh That Man!!

Release info:

2010—self—released

Availability:

CDBaby

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Sunday Wilde—vocals, piano, sound effects

Guest artists:

Ronnie Hayward—upright bass
David West—guitar

Produced by:

Sunday Wilde

Comments:

Sunday Wilde follows her previous bluesy outing with an even wilder and more focused adventure. Her sassy vocals are as strong as ever, and her piano playing is ace. The feline opener "That man drives me mad" is a high—octane opener as Wilde suggestively pants and growls her words out. The more subtle approach in "Sunday's midnight blues" works fine and shows her voice at its deepest and most beguiling. "My baby's dead" is an Eastern European tinged nightmare about a grieving woman that allows Wilde room to roam with her peerless vocal prowess. She's made a fabulous record that should appeal to many. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

He gave me a blue nightgown

Release info:

2013—self—released

Availability:

CDBaby

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Sunday Wilde

Guest artists:

David West—guitar
Rory Slater
Dawson Paulson—drums
Virgil Denmark—violin
Janice Matichuk—accordion

Produced by:

Rennie Frattura AKA Reno Jack, Tom Shapiro

Comments:

Sunday Wilde continues with her vintage jazz/blues and she's really firing on all cylinders here. "Capured me" is fiery and cool, Wilde's vocal at its most expressive. "Shaken down" is a saucy blues number that the band tackles well, and Wilde's vocal are just right. She handles "Amazing Grace" with her customary élan; it's an original way of doing the song. She closes the album with a neat take on Bessie Smith's "Blue spirit Blues". (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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