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© Impact Records
Year of Release: 1992
Make You A Believer
If You're Gonna
You Don't Have To
Who Do You Think
Windin' Me Up
I Want To Believe
Goin' Back Again
Do What Ya Want
Where's There A Will
Sass Jordan related sites:
THIS LADY KNOWS HOW TO ROCK...
Sass Jordan's vocal style easily resembles that of Melissa Etheridge.
Not only that, when first hearing her music, you would automatically think
it was Etheridge. Her rough, raw vocals will easily turn heads in wanting to
give her a listen, likewise her looks are very easy on the eyes as well.
(Which is why I grabbed her album, browsing through the "J" section of the
local record store, I just couldn't pass it up, and be curious as to who
this blonde bombshell was. I was not disappointed.)
Her musical style can also be compared to The Black Crowes. If the
Crowes were to take on a female lead singer, "Make You A Believer"
would be a good example, likewise, "Who Do You Think You Are."
"You Don't Have To Remind Me" is a cool ballad, her voice is truly
exceptional. "I Want To Believe" is another ballad, and it proves that
not only can Jordan record some outstanding rockers, her ballads are just as
The album's true rocker is "If You're Gonna Love Me." This
particular tune can be a radio favorite, as it truly ROCKS in every sense.
Her voice sounds exactly as Etheridge's, likewise on "Windin' Me Up,"
another rocker that could easily be another radio favorite.
"Goin' Back Again" has a somewhat pop and almost today's Country
sound, as her voice could fit most female country artists, and just a little
of Etheridge's and/or Black Crowes. Getting back to the basic rock 'n' roll,
"Do What Ya Want" is another barroom rocker. "Cry Baby" has
ballad verses, with a rocking chorus -- the music is outstanding, and if Janis
Joplin was alive today, this song could easily be hers.
"Where There's A Will" has the basic rock 'n' roll Black Crowes sound,
and is another great rocker. "Time Flies" has a much more Black Crowes
sound, and it's another great tune, ending an album that has the listener wanting
to hear more of a lady by the name of Sass Jordan.
A great rock album, Racine will have Black Crowes and Melissa
Etheridge fans searching for more of her music. All of the songs were
co-written by Jordan, and as I continue looking in the record stores, I have
yet to see any other releases. Yet, according to
her main website, she has 5 albums as
of 2003. It would be interesting (and most likely worth it) to listen to her
remaining releases. Racine will surely have repeated listens, as this
album is a great Rock album, and Jordan's music should not be overlooked.
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