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Release Info: Dana Gillespie - I Rest My Case
Vocalist Dana Gillespie's first album was released when she was only 15. Over the next four decades, as a strong presence in the world of music, she was part of the recording of around 40 albums. In the beginning of her career in the '60s, she sang folk tunes. At some point in the '70s, she moved on to rock. By the '80s she turned her attention fully to something that was one of her first loves: the blues. In between all of that recording, Gillespie the actress stayed in the spotlight on the theater stage in shows like Jesus Christ Superstar, and in films like The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Ace's resident diva, Dana Gillespie, returns with her first studio blues album for the label since 2003's Staying Power. All 13 tracks are written by Dana, either on her own or with members of her top-notch band. Dana has told us that she thinks it's the best record she's made for several years and we think it's cracking. It's a potent mix of her tough-and-witty blues stompers (Funk Me, It's Hot!) together with some lyrical ballads that touch on the heartache of break up and loss. All are shot through with Dana's characteristic wit. Full lyrics are included in the booklet.