Datri Bean | Slow Down Summertime

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Slow Down Summertime

by Datri Bean

Southern Fried Vintage Jazz - a quirky blend of 1930’s jazz, buttery vocals and just-sitting-on-the-porch songwriting. Music for a lazy summer day.
Genre: Folk: Jazzy folk
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1. Sweet Tea
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3:51 $0.99
2. Slow Down Summertime
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4:36 $0.99
3. I Saw Your Sign
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3:52 $0.99
4. Jim's Giant Truck Stop
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7:03 $0.99
5. It's Raining in Texas
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4:43 $0.99
6. This, Like Every Other Sunday
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3:36 $0.99
7. Not Enough Winter
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4:40 $0.99
8. Mother
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4:34 $0.99
9. Whole Jug o' Wine
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10. Honey Wine
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Album Notes
"Best 5 DIY Albums of 2006" - Performing Songwriter

"One of the best folk artists you haven't heard of." -About.com

"Bean's vocals recall Billie Holiday, only with sheer joy replacing all that pain." The Seattle Post Intellegencer

Bean was raised in a rodeo family on the plains of Wyoming. Listening to her mother's scratchy Scott Joplin records, at the age of five, she began to study piano. She kicked around here and there, eventually landing in a big house in Austin, full of jazz musicians, hooligans, exchange students and bike mechanics, from whom she learned to play jazz, fix bicycles, speak Russian and drink hooch- all at the same time.

Pulled by the love of a very special bicycle mechanic, Datri was dragged kicking and screaming from Austin to Seattle Datri coped by crying as perpetually as the Seattle skies and singing songs about the sunny South. She soon returned to Austin to record her ten-song, all original, debut album, Slow Down Summertime, working with Stanley Smith (Asylum Street Spankers) on clarinet, Rob Jewett (Wayne the Train Hancock) on upright bass, and Scott French on drums. On some particularly sassy tracks, she is joined by Terry Shimazu on an almost gospel Hammond B3 organ, and, on the tearjerker Not Enough Winter, by pedal steel legend, Kim Deschamps.

Tour schedule at datribean.com
Myspace: myspace.com/datribean


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Holly Worthington

Slow Down Summertime
My husband and I had the ooprtunity to see Datri Bean in concert last year and loved her music and humor. I bought her CD for a Valentine's Day gift for my husband, and he was thrilled! We would love to have her produce another CD, as her music is just too fun! A MUST buy!!


Although I am usually not jazz or folk fan, when I heard I Saw Your Sign on the radio, I loved the song immediately and had to have it. The whole CD is awesome and I play it all the time. I also hear my 12 year old daughter humming the tunes and when I ask her to put some music on, she usually picks this CD.

Sarah Shellman

Buy this CD
Great CD. And not just because Datri is my cousin. I'm a musician as well, and this woman has TALENT.

Jorge Peralta

I really loved the cd. The style of music is a beautiful one.
This is the first cd I have heard of Datri Bean. A friend of mine also had her cd and so I knew I would enjoy it. We tried going to Portland from Seattle to watch her, but unfortunately we didn't make it.

This cd is mellow and jazzy with a wonderful voice on top of it all. The lyrics are wonderful and I recommend Datri Bean to all who have the chance to listen to this wonderful music.

Casey Cutts

Little Box of Treasure!
My sweetheart and I went to see the Ditty Bops when Datri was opening for them. What a treat! We love the Ditties to death, but I must confess I came away with a big-time crush on Datri. Her voice is unbelievable, her lyrics are fun and smart and soulful. If you get a chance to see her perform, pounce. If not, for goodness sake treat yourself to this CD!


I adore this CD!
A friend of mine saw Datri sing and knew I'd love it, so she lent me her CD. At the introduction of the first song, my heart melted...she's got a great sound! Jazzy or perhaps a little bluesy. By the end of the second song, I'd decided to buy it regardless of what the rest of the CD sounded like. Fortunately, the rest is just as good, especially Jim's Giant Truckstop, Jug o' Wine and Honey Wine (dog lovers will appreciate Honey Wine). I even bought an extra copy for another friend!

Blue Morris

So glad I found this CD!
I am so glad I found this CD. Datri has a wonderful voice, and she is a fine songwriter. Spend time reading the lyrics which she includes with the CD. The lyrics to "Jim's Giant Truck Stop" are strong. I love the songs "Slow Down Summertime" and "Sweet Tea." Very nicely recorded, too. The clarinet is a good compliment to Datri's voice. And there's humour on this album too, especially the song about her dog. Very funny. Recommended. -- Blue Morris, www.bluemorris.com