Denise James – It’s Not Enough To Love

Second album from Michigan's French beat chanteuse, ex-Dirt Eaters and Jills

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Seems like half of Detroit’s turned out for James. Outrageous Cherry’s Matthew Smith produces and plays guitar and Hammond, aided by various Volebeats, Dirtbombs and Come-Ons, while Jim (White Stripes) Diamond engineers. But the sound’s non-geographic:echo-dripping ’60s production, heavy on the jangle. Lesley Gore fronting a less frothy Mamas & Papas, with Roger McGuinn on lead. Hope Sandoval in thigh boots and PVC wrap, backed by the Chiffons on Ready Steady Go!. Either way, it demands to be heard.

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