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Sunday
Mar042012

Miss Quincy 'Like The Devil Does' Self-Release

The second album from the feisty Miss Quincy builds on Your Mama Don't Like Me and expands on the sound of that album. This Tim Williams produced album features a new set of gritty songs that seem to spring from some dusty, dirty mining town saloon stage. There some sophistication at work here though with subtle effective arrangements that underline the assured singing. Miss Quincy reckons that the devil may have the best tunes and goes about channeling them. She is a good girl about to change her ways. Her version of Nina Simone's risque I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl shows that she can be as soulful and bluesy as the best of them, the song has a smokey late night feel that is enhanced by the love-lorn trumpet solo. By way of contrast Dangerous is powered by a propulsive guitar riff and the sassy vocal that is bolstered by the harmony singing of Alyssa Jean Gardner, who appears on many of the album's tracks. 'Til The Money Comes In is a plea for her partner to stick with the protagonist through the hard times, it's a guitar and organ based slow ballad. Dawson City Line builds from an acoustic and electric guitar motif to again highlight the expressive vocals of Quincy and Gardner. The rootsy well from which these songs spring serves them well, giving them a sound that has been immersed in the deep waters of human emotions, frailties and longings. Those who found Miss Quincy through her debut album will be happy to be re acquainted with her again on this rewarding follow-up. Newcomers can start right here and get down and do it like the devil does.

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