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Let's Talk Business

by Dee Daniels

The blues comes in many hues, they say; and this collection certainly proves the point. These are not just the requisite laments over life's trials and sorrow... there's joy, defiance, and ultimately a declaration of independence
Genre: Blues: Jazzy Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let's Talk Business
4:11 album only
2. The Right Time
4:26 album only
3. I Got This Bridge I Want You To Buy
5:00 album only
4. Let Me Love You Tonight
6:29 album only
5. Walking On A Tightrope
3:07 album only
6. Battle Hymn Of The Republic
3:31 album only
7. Please Send Me Someone To Love
5:05 album only
8. Baby What You Want Me To Do
2:47 album only
9. The Night Life
4:37 album only
10. I Set Myself Free
3:23 album only
11. Inchworm
3:06 album only


Album Notes

Dee Daniels offers the jazz aficionado an ultimate treat - jazz served up with full-bodied silky tones that soar to the height and captures the depth of her four-octave range.

She has a warm presence and performance ability in everything from fronting combos in intimate Jazz clubs, to fronting big bands or symphony orchestras in concert halls. When she accompanies herself on piano with exceptional ease and artistry, it is to the great enjoyment of her audiences.

Daniels' style was born in her stepfather's church choir in Oakland, California, honed through the R&B era and brought to full fruition during a five-year stay in Europe from 1982 to 1987. During those years, she had many wonderful opportunities to perform with such 'Legends of Jazz' as Toots Theilemans, Johnny Griffin, Ed Thigpen, and Monty Alexander to name but a few. Two other personal highlights while in Europe include having had the opportunity of singing the Blues with the late, divine Sarah Vaughan in The Netherlands, and singing Gospel with the late great Joe Williams in Germany.

Dee's international career includes performances in eleven African countries, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan, as well as in North America and several countries throughout Europe. She has cultivated a diverse career that has seen her on the theater stage in the musical comedy, "Wang Dang Doodle" and the starring role in the 2001 "Calgary Stampede". She has also established herself as a Jazz vocalist in demand by the classical music world. She performs her 'Great Ladies of Swing' Symphonic Pops program with symphony orchestras across the United States and Canada.

A respected clinician, Dee sincerely believes in sharing her knowledge and experience with young singers/musicians. In 2001, she established the 'Dee Daniels Jazz Vocal Scholarship' at the Capilano College in North Vancouver, BC. Also in 2001, she was the recipient of the 'FANS Award' (a North Vancouver, BC Arts Council presentation); was nominated as 'Vocalist of the Year', and her LOVE STORY CD was nominated for 'Best Jazz CD of the Year' by West Coast Music Awards. In 2002 she was inducted into the 'BC Entertainment Hall of Fame' and a plaque was installed on Vancouver's 'Walk of Fame'. In 2003 she received the prestigious 'Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II', and was inducted into the University of Montana's School of Fine arts 'Hall of Honor'.

Dee is honored to serve on the Advisory Board of the Lionel Hampton Center Initiative. Visit her on her website at



Kobe Jazz Street Festival, Japan
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Ireland
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, USA
Rhinegau Musik Festival, Germany
DuMaurier Jazz Festival, Canada
Sarasota Jazz Festival, USA, and more...

Spain * Sicily * Switzerland * Netherlands * United States * Canada * France * Belgium

Houston Person, John Clayton Jr., Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Kenny Barron, Lionel Hampton, Elvin Jones, Herb Ellis, Jeff Clayton, Benny Golson, Grady Tate, Johnny Griffin, Toots Thielemans, Jeff Hamilton, Red Holloway, Al Grey, Jack McDuff, Monty Alexander, Ed Thigpen, Jiggs Whigham, Lewis Nash, Mulgrew Miller, Benny Powell, Sir Roland Hanna, Christian McBride, Russell Malone, Kevin Mahogany, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ray Drummond, and more...

The WDR Radio Big Band, The Berlin Film Orchestra, and The Munich Radio Orchestra, Germany * The Henk Meutgeert Big Band, Metropole Orchestra and North Nederlands Symphony Orchestra, Holland * The Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Calgary Symphony Orchestras, Canada * The Florida, San Antonio, Rochester, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, U.S.A., and more...

Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Dorothy Donegan.



REVIEW by Leonard Feather
For those who were disappointed with Ernestine Anderson's last album, here is another Seattle-based singer who bids fair to establish herself in the upper echelons. She writes good songs (among them the title tune and "I Set Myself Free." Both in collaboration with her bassist, John Clayton), does fresh things with old ones (from "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" to "Please Send Me Someone to Love" and the too seldom heard "Inchworm"), with stalwart help from Jeff Clayton on sax and Larry Fuller, a 24-year-old pianist from Art Tatum's home town, Toledo, O. Daniels shows expertise, soul and ability in this often blues-bound set.


REVIEW by Alex Henderson
A passionate blues singer who is greatly influenced by jazz as well as gospel, Dee Daniels doesn't hesitate to wail and let it rip on Let's Talk Business. This rewarding CD finds Daniels enjoying the solid jazz backing of pianist Larry Fuller and the leaders of the Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra - Jeff Clayton (sax), brother John Clayton (bass) and Jeff Hamilton (drums) - and their sense of spontaneity is a definite asset on everything from Lou Herman's familiar "The Right Time" and Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me Someone To Love" to Daniels' own "Let Me Love You Tonight."

One of the album's most enjoyable surprises is Jimmy Reed's "Baby, What You Want Me To Do" - While Reed had a laid-back, relaxed vocal style, the big-voiced, emotional Daniels digs into the song in a very aggressive way. This obscure, little-known release is definitely worth trying to find.



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Dj G from NYC

Slammin' Swing Tunes
This CD is one of those RARE finds that is well worth the hunt. Dee's reading of "The Right Time" is the absolute best I have ever heard for dancing (Swing, that is) and with a little queing "Baby, What you want me to Do?" works as well as Lou Rawls version. BRAVO Dee! these songs will be in my play case for a long long time entertaining dancers here in NYC. Can we have some more blues please?