Jessie Baylin Little Spark on LP
When you hear Jessie Baylin sing for the first time, it takes a matter of moments to realize that she's intimately familiar with pop's history, but not at all interested in repeating it. Her songs carry a classic pop tone that evoke memories of the Brill Building and Laurel Canyon in the '70s while retaining a decidedly modern, empowered worldview.
Gathering what remained of an inheritance from her grandmother, whose nickname Jessie borrowed for the Blond Rat label moniker, she hired producer Kevin Augunas, who helped her gather some of the most empathetic musicians she could find including old-school guitar man Waddy Wachtel, veteran drummer Jim Keltner, Greg Leisz on pedal steel, The Watson Twins on backup vocals and famed Emmy and Grammy-winning string arranger Jimmie Haskell (Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Bobby Gentry).
But it was modern-day auteur and multi-instrumentalist Richard Swift (Shins) who was the album's chief arranger. And with Swift, Augunas and the musicians in place, Jessie found her creative collaborators and co-conspirators. The result is Jessie's third album Little Spark.
Jessie Baylin Little Spark Track Listing:
1. Hurry Hurry
2. Love Is Wasted On Lovers
3. Greatest Thing That Never Happened
4. I Feel That Too
5. Star Cannon
9. The Winds
10. Joy Is Suspicious
11. Little Spark