Jess Lee | Born In The North

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Born In The North

by Jess Lee

Pure country voice. He's been nominated twice for a JUNO Award. Former voice of the Midnite Rodeo Band, 3 hit RCA albums. #1 Canadian Hits. This latest cd features real country songs by this great singer often compared to Merle Haggard.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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2. Fly Sparrow Fly
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3. Bingo Song
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4. Shood da Doo
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5. She Ain't Gonna Rock
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6. You And Me
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7. Love Street
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8. Lake Wabamun
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9. Alberta
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10. Let Love Fly
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11. Hidin' Out
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12. Send Me An Angel
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13. You Getting Over Me
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14. Dry Creek Goose Camp
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Born in the North Song List

1. Born in the North (3:05) - Jess Lee

Basically this song is just about having pride in living in the North. I love hunting and fishing and living in the bush. It's just a big part of my life. I love visiting my friends and having bannock and moose meat.

Lead Vocals: Jess Lee
Fiddle: Calvin Vollrath, Gary Lee
Lead Guitar: Greg McEachern
Mandolin: Greg McEachern
Acoustic Guitar: Ray St. Germain, Jess Lee
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Drums: Bob Grant
Harmony Vocals: Chris Allen, Wanda Mundy
2. Fly Sparrow Fly (3:18) - Jess Lee

We're basically all as vulnerable as sparrows, and we're all in this life together. It's funny how this song hits everyone. It's really popular in the bars and honky-tonks. I guess it's inspirational and spiritual.

Lead Vocals: Jess Lee
Fiddle: Calvin Vollrath
Acoustic Guitar: Freddie Pelletier
Lead Guitar: Greg McEachern
Steel Guitar: Rob Anderson
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Electric Piano: Gary Dere
Drums: Bob Grant
Harmony Vocals: Andy Greatrix
3. Bingo Song (2:23) - Jess Lee & Karen Lord

My girl likes to play bingo. Personally, I never had any use for it. But I started going in order to share time with her. I figured the game needed a song.

Lead Vocal: Jess Lee
Lead Guitar: Greg McEachern
Jaw harp, Clavinette: Greg McEachern
Banjo: Greg McEachern
Rhythm Guitar: Greg McEachern, Jess Lee
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Drums: Bob Grant
Harmony Vocals: Andy Greatrix, Greg McEachern, Karen Lord, Jess Lee
4. Shood da Doo (2:49) - Jess Lee

I was working on songs one morning, after being up all night drinking beer. My girl told be I should go to bed. So I started singing "What should I do" as a smart-ass comeback, and before 24 hours had passed I had this song.

Lead Vocal: Jess Lee
Lead & Rhythm Guitar: Greg McEachern
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Accordion: Alex Maduk
Mandolin: Greg McEachern
Drums: Tim Lent
Harmony Vocals: Andy Greatrix
5. She Ain't Gonna Rock (2:42) - Jess Lee, B. James, Ed Molyski

I started writing this song with Ed Molyski and Bonny James back in 1989, during a gig in Port Hardy, B.C. Playing in bars for so many years one observes certain trends, like the many times you see drunken, horny men try to put the moves on women when all the women want to do is dance.

Lead Vocal: Jess Lee
Lead Guitar: Greg McEachern
Rhythm Guitar: Greg McEachern, Jess Lee
Piano: Kevin Nickel
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Drums: Bob Grant
Harmonica: Christopher Allen
Harmony Vocals, Wanda Munday, Chris Allen
6. You and Me (3:05) - Jess Lee

This is a classic love song. I mean, who hasn't been in love. Everyone should give it a try at least once.

Lead Vocal: Jess Lee
Fiddle: Calvin Vollrath
Acoustic & Lead Guitar: Freddie Pelletier
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Slide Guitar: Greg McEachern
Harmonica: Greg McEachern
Drums: Bob Grant
Harmony Vocals: Wanda Mundy, Chris Allen, Greg McEachern
7. Love Street (3:03) - Jess Lee & Ed Molyski

This is an old song Ed and I started writing back in the Midnite Rodeo days, but we never got around to finishing it. I wrote another verse in 2001 and finally finished the damn thing, then I sent it out to Ed and he liked it.

Lead Vocals: Jess Lee
Fiddle: Calvin Vollrath
Lead Guitar: Greg McEachern
Steel Guitar: Rob Anderson
Piano: Kevin Nickel
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Drums: Bob Grant
Harmony Vocals: Andy Greatrix
8. Lake Wabamun (2:52) - Jess Lee

I lived out in Lake Wabamun for two years. I was talking to some old people in their 80s, and their eyes lit up when talking about the old days at the lake. That was the inspiration for the song. We all have our "good old days."

Lead Vocals: Jess Lee
Lead & Rhythm Guitar: Greg McEachern
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Piano: Greg McEachern
Brushes: Tim Lent
Harmony Vocals: Andy Greatrix, Greg McEachern, Jess Lee
9. Alberta (2:53)- Jess Lee & Karen Lord

This province has a lot to offer everyone, and the song basically heralds that fact. Standing at attention is optional.

Lead Vocals: Jess Lee
Fiddle: Calvin Vollrath
Lead & Rhythm Guitar: Greg McEachern
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Brushes: Tim Lent
Steel Guitar: Rob Anderson
Harmonica & Mandolin: Greg McEachern
Harmony Vocals: Andy Greatrix, Greg McEachern, Jess Lee, Josette McEachern, Karen Lord
10. Let Love Fly (2:47) - Jess Lee

If you're going to bother to do anything you may as well try and do it right. Holding back on love is hardly love at all. You have to just let it fly.

Lead Vocals: Jess Lee
Fiddle: Calvin Vollrath
Lead Guitar: Greg McEachern
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Drums: Bob Grant
Harmony Vocals: Wanda Mundy, Chris Allen
11. Hidin' Out (2:50) - Jess Lee

This was written for Cindy, my second ex-wife. I started it back in 1993 when I fled Vancouver for the north. The autobiographical elements in this song are hard to deny.

Lead Vocals: Jess Lee
Fiddle: Calvin Vollrath
Lead Guitar: Greg McEachern
Rhythm Guitar: Freddie Pelletier
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Drums: Bob Grant
Trumpet: Bob Grant
Harmonica: Greg McEachern
Lipbone: Jess Lee
Piano: Benny Benoit
Steel Guitar: Rob Anderson
Harmony Vocals: Andy Greatrix
12. Send me an Angel (3:13) - Jess Lee & Debbie Cochran

I have had this song for a while. I started it out back in 1988 at the Barnet Hotel in Port Moody. In 1991 Ralph Murphy hooked me up with Debbie Cochran in Nashville and we finished the song together. It's for all those living in self-imposed exile from their family at Christmas.

Lead Vocals: Jess Lee
Fiddle: Calvin Vollrath
Lead Guitar: Greg McEachern
High String Rhythm Guitar: Jimmy Flett
Piano: Kevin Nickel
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Christmas Bells: Jess Lee
Drums: Bob Grant
Harmony Vocals: Wanda Mundy, Chris Allen
13. You Getting Over Me (2:31) - Jess Lee

I wrote this song in the back of my bus, the Métis Rose, the day I left my family in Burnaby. Just feeling sorry for myself...

Lead Vocals: Jess Lee
Lead & Rhythm Guitar: Greg McEachern
Bass Guitar: Jess Lee
Steel Guitar: Rob Anderson
Drums: Bob Grant
14. Dry Creek Goose Camp (2:41) - Jess Lee

During my absence from the music scene I was a goose guide in 1999, taking American tourists out for some shooting.

Lead Vocals: Jess Lee
Fiddle: Gary Lee
Acoustic Lead Guitar: Greg McEachern
Rhythm Guitar: Jess Lee
Banjo: Tex Taylor
Jaw Harp: Greg McEachern
Midi Drums: Gary Dere
Goose & Duck Calls: Slim Wallet

Jess Lee is a truly natural performer who was born to sing. Since the age of 14, Jess Lee has been a professional musician, singer, entertainer, and songwriter. Playing the drums and bass in country bands, it was evident that his pure country voice stood out in any crowd. RCA liked his voice too, and the rest of the country soon found out when the Midnite Rodeo Band was signed with Jess Lee’s voice at the front.

Jess wrote and sang three hit albums for them and his voice was enjoyed by millions.

His work with Rocky Swanson and the great musicians on the west coast scene earned him several awards including BCCMA Male Vocalist and Album Of The Year honours.

Following these huge successes, he recorded his first solo album “Honky Tonk Love Affair” in 1990. This album included 5 charted hits, including the #1 hit “Crowhill Road”. The title track was featured in the movie “Harmony Cats” starring Lisa Brokop, was voted song of the year by the BCCMA, and garnered Jess Lee the Country Male Vocalist Of The Year Award. He spent several years in Nashville and co-wrote songs with many famous songwriters.

In the mid -90’s Jess Lee returned to his aboriginal musical roots, and together with songwriter Bonnie James wrote the landmark album “Sacred Ground”. This incredible recording reflects true experiences of the aboriginal and metis peoples of North America and was subsequently nominated for the JUNO awards.

In 2004, Jess Lee and Mighty Peace Records released a cd of new original roots music “Born In The North”, and has been credited by Larry Delaney and Country Music News as one of his top ten album picks for 2004.

Jess Lee is currently writing and producing several new projects and is touring in 2006/07. He is a fan’s favourite wherever he performs.


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