Once Blue Import
Once Blue - Once Blue - Cd
If you recall how Rickie Lee Jones blew in like a gust of fresh air in '79, you'll understand the potential in this New York duo for a new generation of listeners. Rebecca Martin is a ringer for Jones on the effervescent "Save Me," and guitarist Jesse Harris injects an acoustic folk swing into stellar tracks like "Geraldine," "Trumansburg," and "I Haven't Been Me." Simple, fresh, and invigorating. --Jeff Bateman
Once Blue has some awesome songs, including "Save Me," "I Haven't Been Me," "Where To Now?" and the whimsical "Stardust and Snow." The most powerful, in my opinion, is the simple ballad "Amateur." This is one of the few songs where Jesse shares vocals with Rebecca, and it is beautifully, honestly sung.
This cd is out of print but it's worth hunting down. It's a shame Once Blue broke up, because this duo had such great potential. Jesse's recent Grammy win with Norah Jones speaks volumes on what might have been.