Dianne Nola | Queen Bee

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Queen Bee

by Dianne Nola

Vintage songs with soulful soaring vocals, strong stride piano, dashes of horns, harmonica, washboard and tap dancing.
Genre: Blues: Classic Female Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Down In the Dumps
2:48 $0.99
2. Do Your Duty
4:13 $0.99
3. See See Rider Blues
5:24 $0.99
4. Grasshoppers In My Pillow
2:52 $0.99
5. Mighty Tight Woman
2:57 $0.99
6. Free
4:50 $0.99
7. Pocketful of Blue
4:32 $0.99
8. Queen Bee
3:02 $0.99
9. Someone To Watch Over Me
3:30 $0.99
10. Garbage Man
3:28 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Capturing the spirit of the '20s blues, these classic songs are reborn in a contemporary way. Singer/songwriter/pianist, Dianne Nola, includes three original songs (Free, Pocketful Of Blue, Garbage Man) of this genre in addition to spacious ballads dipped in jazz.
Whimsical horns are performed by Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, The B-52's, Elvis Costello) while Jimmy Sweetwater (JimBo Trout & the Fishpeople, Poor Man's Whiskey, JL Stiles) embellishes on harmonica and washboard.
Dianne Nola's lyrics range from silly to desperate to heartbroken to empowered. Featuring the forgotten art of tap dancing (by Nola), this unique album provides a memorable experience.



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Denise Mara Meyer

'Queen Bee' by Dianne Nola
“Queen Bee” is amazing. I love the tap dancing and how she makes “Someone to Watch Over Me” her own.
The CD includes several originals like “Pocketful of Blue,” (which is very Joni Mitchell “Blue” era to me).
The song showcases Dianne’s depth of emotion.

On the opposite side is the airy “Free,” with its peace and love imagery-- the sonic antidote to two wars and an on-going recession. “Garbage Man” is an instant classic. Dianne pleads with her local sanitation worker to let her sleep. Listening, one gets the impression that she was rudely awakened somewhere deep in the French Quarter.

One thing's for sure, there's a fantastic piano player in Dianne Nola's band.