Olivia Pipitone | Dirt Drenched Soul

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Dirt Drenched Soul

by Olivia Pipitone

Soul music that’s warm, rich and dirt-drenched in the rhythm of the blues.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Love That Never Grows Cold
4:32 $0.99
2. Buck
2:48 $0.99
3. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
6:28 $0.99
4. St. Louis Blues
4:56 $0.99
5. Drown In My Own Tears
3:50 $0.99
6. Simple Twist of Fate
5:36 $0.99
7. Six Days On the Road
2:54 $0.99
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Album Notes
Channelling the raw emotion of the 1960’s song stylists, Olivia Pipitone delivers a powerful expression of strength, sass, passion and lyrical tenderness with her debut album ‘Dirt Drenched Soul’.

The album was recorded live in analogue with a hand picked band of leading jazz and blues musicians from Sydney, Australia, who are guitarist Aaron Flower (National Jazz Award Winner 2007), pianist/organist Jerry Craib, bassist James Haselwood and drummer Cameron Reid.

It features a gutsy selection of tunes spanning jazz, blues, soul and even country, from the rare soul of A Love That Never Grows Cold to much-loved jazz standard St Louis Blues to a country-tinged version of Bob Dylan’s Simple Twist of Fate, together with the classic soul of Ray Charles’ Drown In My Own Tears and Donny Hathaway’s I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know, and a sassy cover of Nina Simone’s roadhouse blues Buck.

Olivia harnesses the songs for her own needs. With her big, heart-soaked voice and the palpable personality and commitment of her band, each song is transformed and the result is an album of pure soul music.

“Olivia Pipitone sings with a rare authenticity,” said leading jazz composer and bass player Steve Hunter.

Olivia sung in choirs as a child but spent her early adult life struggling against a desire to sing. At age 30, she lost the fight and walked into a jam session at the Empire Hotel in Sydney’s inner west.

From the moment she stepped inside, she felt at home. The audience felt it too and within months she was regularly playing gigs and had recorded her first demo.

Since then, Olivia has sung with musicians she could once only admire from afar such as Clayton Doley, Adam Pringle, Aaron Flower and Continental Robert Susz, performing in venues such as the Macquarie Hotel, the Woollahra Hotel, the Rose of Australia, the AB Hotel in Glebe and the Botany View Hotel, Newtown.

Olivia’s debut album, Dirt Drenched Soul, was launched at the Sound Lounge on 18 February 2010.


Olivia Pipitone - Vocals
Aaron Flower - Guitar
Jerry Craib - Piano and Wurlitzer
James Haselwood - Bass
Cameron Reid - Drums
Karl Laskowski – Saxophone

Produced by Olivia Pipitone

Recorded at Linear Recording on 28 & 29 January 2009
Engineered and mixed by Chris Vallejo
Mastered by Oscar Gaona at Studios 301 Sydney

Photography by Matthew Longden
Design & Art Direction by Dreamer Sydney & Dublin www.dreamer-design.com

Thank you to Josh Cheyenne, Aaron Flower, Jerry Craib, James Haselwood, Cameron Reid, Karl Laskowski, Chris Vallejo, Oscar Gaona, Steve Hunter, Tilly Michell, Jean Callaghan, James Cooper, Matthew Longden, Gee Simpson, Joe Di Giglio, my dear Mum, all the incredible musicians around Sydney who move and inspire me daily, and everyone who has given me a word or nod of encouragement and kept me travelling along this yellow brick road of music.

CD packaging includes 6 page booklet.




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Pino Glenn

Dirt Drenches Soul
Listening to Dirt Drenched Soul is a divine experience.... drifting in the waves of a full range of deep emotions... at such voice and sounds!

kamilla E

Sexy legs!
"I just listened to Dirt Drenched Soul and I am still tingling! Her tone is phenomenal and I love her phrasing and general gutsyness. One to watch out for. ..
Thank you!"


Passionate soul
Olivia's voice reaches deep into your soul and draws out every emotion imaginable. She will have you weeping, laughing, grieving, loving . . . . I am longing for her next album!