Blow Top Blues By Jean Shy & Friends For Radio Programmers October 21, 2010Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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The European Press glorifies her with headlines like The Queen Of The Night, Golden Throat, The Blues-Pipes, The Voice from the Lord, The Roarer, Dynamite Stick, and many more.
The Lady they are talking about is internationally acclaimed Rhythm & Blues/Blues Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and Actress JEAN SHY.
Born in Chicago, her vocal Background had its beginning in Gospel Music. With four Hits under her belt, the 2009 Blues Music Award Nominee is definitely a multi-talented, truly unique Artist, and audiences are overwhelmed by her powerful vocal delivery. At the age of twelve Jean was signed by Leonard and Phil Chess to the legendary Chess Label in Chicago. The release of her original composition “Spring Fever” recorded by Tim & Jean became a Regional Hit. Just before leaving High School Jean was signed by Carl Davis for Brunswick Records. With various regional Record successes, she toured as an Opening-Act with Otis Leavill, Tyrone Davis, Barbara Acklin, The Chi-Lites, The O’Jays, Al Green, The Stylistics, Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and Gene Chandler, gathering a tremendous amount of Stage Experience.
Releases with Playboy-, Honey-, Fantasy Records, and No 9 & No 13 Billboard Hits “Night Dancer,” and “That Old Black Magic”, produced by Bob Esty, with Robert Stigwood’s R.S.O. Records followed. Night Dancer also became one of the Soundtracks in the Movie Roller Boogie starring Linda Blair.
After her success in the US Jean branched out and went to Europe, making Germany her second home in 1980. There she formed her own Band “The Shy Guys,” with which she has been performing for thousands of Fans at major Festivals, Concert Halls, and Churches throughout Europe for more than twenty Years. With the project T-Spoon featuring Jean Shy she landed two Top 10 Hits in the Benelux with the Songs “Where ‘R ‘U’ Now,” and “Mercedes Benz.”
On Blow Top Blues, the latest of her 13 Albums, Jean Shy presents yet another part of her “World of Blues,” which is contrary, but definitely not inferior in Style from her previous Jean Shy & The Shy Guys release “The Blues Got Soul,” with which Jean received her Blues Music Award Nomination.
Blow Top Blues is a brilliant Album compilation ranging from the Style of Dinah Washington, and Tony Bennett, to Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Seeing that Jean is also a Songwriter, the CD includes a few of her own compositions. The Tracks were recorded with the three main Bands that Jean has been performing with in Europe for many years. The “Friends” on this CD are: Shy’s own Band The Shy Guys (Germany), The Climax Band Cologne (Germany), and the JBBO (Jazz Band Ball Orchestra, Poland). Last but not least a few Tracks were produced by Michael McGregor for one of Jean Shy’s Solo Albums.
Altogether, it makes up a superb and unique CD that shows that the “Blues” burns in Jean’s veins, no matter what style of the Blues she sings.
A critique once described Jean’s performance as follows: Jean Shy has the conciseness of a Tina Turner, the vivid Northern-Soul feeling of a Van Morrison, the expressiveness of an Etta James, and she convinces above all with one thing
All Tracks from this Album are now available as downloads in Broadcast quality for Radio Programmers worldwide at: http://www.radiosubmit.com/rs/JeanShy/