Sunday, July 27, 2008
Little Jackie With The Big Sound
Little Jackie recently played a live set for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Check out that awesome performance below...
Their debut release, The Stoop, has uncommon bite and wit for a neo-soul album, and yet it feels almost too good to be so smart. They'll be compared to Amy Winehouse, as will all neo-soul groups with female leads, thanks to all the ground that Winehouse broke. But Little Jackie's delivery is quick and sharp, and they're more likely to insert a lyric as a vocal surprise, rather than hesitate on a word, like Amy would. The effect is dizzying and dazzling.
The Stoop easily made my 2008 recommended list.
Little Jackie - Black Barbie (mp3)