Jessica Paris | Tempting The Gods

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Tempting The Gods

by Jessica Paris

Pop Indie Rock combined with soulful lyrics, rhythmic beats, and even rap.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. New Orleans
3:07 $0.99
2. Medals
2:36 $0.99
3. Socrates & The Virgin Mary
4:09 $0.99
4. The Whore
2:45 $0.99
5. Nothing To Say
3:30 $0.99
6. Sugar Cane
4:21 $0.99
7. Missing July
2:30 $0.99
8. Half Moon
3:07 $0.99
9. Sal's Ballad feat. Sal DiPasquale
3:50 $0.99
10. Insanity
3:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jessica Paris is a singer/songwriter from New Jersey that’s breaking the mold from her female counterparts. Jessica beats her guitar and her rhythmic style and vocal range commands attention.
Subjects for her music range from childhood play to adult situations so you’re never bored . From her military life to music seems to make perfect since. Her since of humor is apparent on stage and in some of her songs. Her easy personality lets you know that she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Her CD debut “tempting the gods” is thoughtful and provoking. A must get and a must see live!



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Lou Wolf ~ Blues Review

Relaxing and fun material ~ a nice mix of original material.
The first thing you'll hear are the wonderful vocals from Ms. Paris and the delightful song writing. Socrates and the Virgin Mary, Insanity plus New Orleans are my three favorites that have mass appeal potential. Others are nice easy listening material. Can't wait to hear her perform live someday . . . . .

Kira Mesi

Amazing love it! Can\'t wait to get my CD!


what can I say but WOW!
Every single track was strong, your backup musicians were perfect, the whole thing was well-mixed and your singing voice was/is exceptional. Where do you get your inspiration? and even more mind-boggling, is why you haven't made it to the airways? I sincerely believe that you have what it takes. Your singing voice is quite captivating!

Paul Mick, Correspondent, PhillyEDGE

Jessica Paris debut disk outshines her namesakes & then some.
Artist: Jessica Paris
CD: tempting the gods
Rating: 7 out of 10
By: Paul Mick, Correspondent, PhillyEDGE.

Strong women of song like other walks of life, are good to find. Without a trace of voiced political larvicide, Ringoes NJ's 32 year young Taylor CE 314 & EV 678 acoustic guitar playing singer-songwriter, Jessica Paris
signed-up directly out of high school to proudly serve our country in the U.S. Army in Korea, the world's most heavily armed militarized border before turning to the 1st Infantry Division of Ft. Riley, KS moving closer to home with the NJ Army National Guard for a combined 9 1/2 year hitch, scoring a sheepskin in music, turned out a new CD & also works towards serving some hungry masses with an impending nutrition degree at Rutgers, the State University of NJ.

The slender & fit, leggy Paris who'd reportedly scored highly in USO singing competition's takes her turn
in seeking a true musical voice for her jazzy, pseudo prog- folk inclinations. Those with deep & varied music catalogues might reach stylistically to the melody's of Angela Bofill, some of the tremulous phrasings
of the Go-Go's Belinda Carlisle or even a revved-up touch of Fairport Convention's mellifluous, melancholic Sandy Denny albeit in a deeper register as fore bearers to 'Tempting The Gods', Ms. Paris first full 10 track Digi-packed outing that arrived at & iTunes sometime since pressing in January '07.

Not much like the wholly self absorbed Fox TV hotel chain heiress or the ditzy blond shortcomings of her MTV - Nick Lachey'd pop tart namesake's, this songstress presents a more welcome introduction to home grown artistry than any full blown media-rific sensationalism; Jessica Paris is well on her way to finding the future fates of what her sonic visions just might hold.

Jessica's a tried & true member of Trenton NJ's R&B, funk-o-matic rock four piece, Honey Spot Blvd who back her live and on disk. A fan of the often pensive Jonatha Brooke & others, Paris' poppier inclinations might give pause
to how she'd also sound surrounded by a string quartet or with some downbeat hipster jazz muffins in- tow.

On one track JP asks, Do you think my voice is sweet, like sugar cane? Should a jones for early 70's Tracy Nelson of Mother Earth with a nip of Greenwich Village 60's icons the Blues Project cycled thru the Garden States capital city, the answer is all but self evident.

Monotheists & Greek cult iconoclasts alike might both agree that the graphic porning-for-dollars theme of 'The Whore',
a starkly solo inquisitive partner - lost, 'Half Moon' and partner - found, 'Sal's Ballad' a singular hip hop flavored rhyme & verse song cut in a Mic Wrecka /Mike Brenner / Slo-Mo kind of way are this CD's most distinct and contrasting enticements.

Appearing August 10, 2007, 9:30PM The Ivy Tavern, Trenton NJ

Note: this review in an abridged form appeared in the 8.8.07 in-print (only) edition of the free alt weekly, PhillyEDGE. Visit for additional content.

Amy Cradduck

These songs get stuck in your head. . .in a VERY GOOD WAY!
Jessica Paris is a very talented songwriter and it's hard to believe such a strong and unique voice comes out of such a small package! Her songs are infectious and lyrics intriguing. I listened to the CD once, then again, and already was singing "Socrates and the Virgin Mary", "Insanity" and "New Orleans" in my head. "Sugar Cane" and "Missing July" keep me coming back for more. I can't wait for Jessica to get mass distribution. I believe it's only a matter of time.

RJ Anderson

Needs a Kazoo
Jessi, You are blessed, thanks for finding the courage and doing what you love. Medals is by far my favorite song on the album. Your voice is fanfreakintastic, keep them coming.

Billy Pontiac

Ebullient, Insightful, mesmerizing, cantankerous, sensitive, melodic
Ms. Paris' pristine but souful vocals and accompaniment by proficient musicians propel this CD well above the drivel that is most popular music. This particular CD shows a maturity in style, an insight into the world, an occasional tongue in cheek playfulness, and a listenability that makes one wonder - "Why is this young lady not a star" - Perhaps to those who hear this - she already is.

Esther Portnoy

Aweosme voice and wonderful lyrics
Very soulful music...engaged me immediately and I found myself listening to every word...great lyrics and fantastic voice. I think we have one of the greatest vocal artists that I've heard in a long time....


You are an incredible person with a free spirit !
You are doing big things with yourself girl. Stay sweet and possitive. Keep smiling.

Leroy the Hitchhiker

Very Enlightening. Well Done.
This CD is very capturing and easy to listen to. I can't wait to hear it on the air waves. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for new upcoming artists (it makes my light come on). Jessica has great musical talent and it shows through on her CD. Well done, A+