ANTIQUE BLUES RADIO
Review - Bill Nolan
WPKN-FM WPKM-FM - Voice of "Antique Blues" 89.5 & 88.7
Bridgeport, CT / Montauk, NY
I'm in command of your two track teaser from your upcoming CD, and both songs are mighty fine tunes with track one coming out on top, as far as listener response goes. I have to admit "Done Love Wrong," is an excellent piece of work. I'm working "I Done Love Wrong" & every time I give it air, I get phone calls from our loyal listeners, both men and women, who dig it, want to know who you are, and where they can buy it!!! Do I hear a little bit of Janis Joplin, or Big Mama Thornton, who may have been your influences? Really looking forward to the full CD of your wonderful seething & sensuous vocal treatments of the blues genre. You're on the right track baby!!
WHO LET THE GIRLS OUT?
WA Blues Soceity Bluesletter
"...she appears to be loved by some, panned by others, and regardless of the vocal mega talent, has never been recognized by the right people. Her career has taken a hit recently due to personal issues. Her own 'personal' Bio tends to parallel that of Janice Joplin in many ways, at least in hopes, dreams, successes and failures. As her set continued, the vocal talent and stage presence became obvious. Her version of Red House combined great music and lyrics with gutsy, raw vocals and superior stage appeal. She finished with a Tina Turner song, Nutbush City Limits. This woman is a riveting performer, primarily in the rock and R & B genres. If you like this type of music, I highly recommend taking in one of her shows." Roy Brown
NOW HEAR THIS!
ST. Helens, WA
"But by far the most recognizable characteristic to her sound is her voice. That soulful growl can be mistaken for that of the late, great, Janis Joplin." Randy Sanders
LUSTY BLUES VOCALIST RETURNS...
"Yes, singing the blues is definitely what her voice was born for and James does it well."
Los Angeles, CA - Studio Musician
"Cee Cee James doesn't produce blues that you talk over or take lightly. She sings with a drive and delivery that makes you sit up and take notice. And when she is done, you may just be as drenched and drained as she is. Wow, don't miss a chance to see her wail. It is really something special!"
SAN DIEGO MUSIC MATTERS
San Diego, CA
"If the soul of blues music needed a voice it would sing like Cee Cee James. If blues music needed a sultry mama with a kickin' band to rock the blues, then look no further than the Cee Cee James Band. This band breathes the rock into roadhouse blues...."
A variety of rock and blues bands during the late 80’s and into the 90’s, brought Cee Cee James, formally known as ‘the funkywhitegirl,’ into the collaboration and recording of her first CD entitled ‘Spiritually Wet,’ released in late 1999.
This CD went forward to gain top MP3.com R&B chart status right under the major label group TLC during 2000. That same year, Christina took home the 10th Annual Los Angeles Music R&B Award; and the first cut off the CD, ‘It’s Just A Funk Thang,’ gained R&B Song TOP 10 ‘runner up’ status in the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST. The CD garnered endless stellar reviews and gained press in several on and offline publications, as well as receiving play on several Indie U.S. and European Radio Stations.
However after several intense changes in her life in 2001, Christina took on her fan nickname of Cee Cee and turned her funked up soul stuff toward writing and singing Roots Rock and Blues.
Cee Cee moved to Portland, OR, from San Diego, CA where she had worked with her Rock Blues band for 2 years playing countless venues including the famed Adams Avenue Street Fair and the El Cajon Concerts on the Green. Continuing on in Oregon, Cee Cee worked with two great lineups of musicians through 2007 playing locally in clubs and festivals in the Portland area, up through Anacortes, WA and down into Bend, OR.
In late 2007 she relocated to Washington where she has just finished recording her second CD of original material entitled “Low Down Where the Snakes Crawl," full of Roots Rock, Blues, and even a little Country tune, with lyrics crafted from a life full lived and experienced. The CD is slated for release late October 2008.
She is looking forward to continuing to give of her life through singing, writing for herself and others and performances all over the world.