May 07, 2019

Paula Harris: Speakeasy

Singer Paula Harris channels the sound of the blues and jazz clubs of yesteryear bon her new album Speakeasy. Backed by seasoned veterans - pianist Nate Ginsberg (Herbie Hancock, Sly & The Family Stone), bassist Rich Girard (Mose Allison, Lou Rawls) and drummer Derrick “D’Mar” Martin (Little Richard) she is allowed to shine with her smooth yet tough delivery.

She is a strong presence and sharp songwriter, who doesn't suffer fools gladly and take shit from nobody. And it seems that regrets are overrated when she goes all in for Wanna Hate Myself Tomorrow (For Raising Hell Tonight). Writing a fresh stack of lyrics for Thelonious Monk’s Round Midnight is further proof that she is using the classics on her own conditions. The music may be soft and laidback, but Speakeasy is as intoxicating as the beverages that they used to serve there.

Speakeasy is a self-released album. Buy it from her website.

  1. Nothing Good Happens After Midnight
  2. Wanna Hate Myself Tomorrow (For Raising Hell Tonight)
  3. Haunted
  4. Good Morning Heartache
  5. Soul Suckin’ Man
  6. Love Is Gonna Do Me In
  7. Mind Of Her Own
  8. Something Wicked
  9. Trouble Maker
  10. Round Midnight
  11. You Don’t Look A Day Over Fabulous
  12. Do Me Good
    Bonus tracks:
  13. More Than You’ll Ever Know
  14. Forever And A Day
  15. Scratches On Your Back
  16. Is You is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
  17. Good Morning Heartache (Radio Edit)


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