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'Cause I Feel Good

by Little Rachel

Pre-Soul Rock 'n Roll R&B... OOWHEE...
Genre: Rock: 50's Rock
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1. Ooh, He's Fine
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2. Back to Kansas City
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3. I'm What You Need
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4. Spiderwoman Blues
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5. Uh Uh Baby
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6. His Words Don't Say As Much As His Eyes
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7. Scorched
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8. Is My Baby Happy Now?
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9. Don't Jump (Rock the Boat)
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10. I Am Your Destiny
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11. Tough Lover
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12. If You Were Mine
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13. I Wanna Boogie
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14. Your Baby's My Baby Now
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Little Rachel

They call her "Little Rachel" because she is only five feet tall, but this petite package packs quite a punch! Little Rachel exploded on to the 1950's rockin' scene in 2000, alongside her sister Caroline, as the exuberant Austin, Texas-based rockabilly duo, "The Casey Sisters". They released two albums on the Swedish label, Tail Records, that quickly earned them a great deal of critical acclaim from 1950's enthusiasts for their strong female harmonies, versatility, and authentic 1950's sound. However, their popularity truly soared after live performances at some of the largest and most well-known rockabilly festivals worldwide, including "Viva Las Vegas" (Las Vegas, NV), "Rockabilly Rebel Weekender" (Indianapolis, IN), "Oneida Rockin' 50's Fest I" (Green Bay, WI), "Rockabilly Rave" (Camber Sands, UK), and "Screamin' Festival" (Calella, Spain). "The Casey Sisters" firmly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with- either on their several tours in Europe, with their wild, energetic stage shows (that often included dancing on top of table tops and bars), or by playing at home in Texas with some of the best musicians the genre has to offer.

After four years of riding high with "The Casey Sisters", Little Rachel decided it was time to return to the blues roots of her hometown of Kansas City. She left Austin in pursuit of recording a solo 1950's-style Rhythm and Blues album, to pay homage to some of her favorite artists such as Little Richard, Etta James, Wynona Carr, Little Willie John and Big Mama Thornton. She spent a year researching, writing songs, and learning enough guitar to teach her songs to musicians she would select for her hand-picked all-star band. The much-awaited debut is "'Cause I Feel Good", a power-packed and soulful collection of 14 songs: 11 originals penned by Little Rachel or the amazing Swedish song-writer- her Tail labelmate- Eva Eastwood, and 3 strong cover songs from the 1950's era. She is backed by some of Austin's finest- Tjarko Jeen on guitar (Ronnie Dawson, The Tinstars, Bevis), Beau Sample on upright bass (Cave Catt Sammy), Damien Llanes on percussion (Nick Curran and the Nitelifes, Dave Biller Trio), Matt Farrell on piano (Nick Curran and the Nitelifes; Gary Clark, Jr.), and Dan Torosian (Marcia Ball) on baritone and tenor saxophones. It was engineered and produced by retro sound specialist Billy Horton at the prestigious Fort Horton Studios.

The energy, versatility, and authentic 1950's sound that "Casey Sisters" fans associate with Little Rachel is multiplied by her great passion for the R&B genre. It is evident that this is what she was made to do, and she is quickly earning a new fan base that crosses over from not only 1950's music fans, but fans of blues and soul as well. Since the release of "'Cause I Feel Good", critics have been raving. Little Rachel has been featured in numerous publications worldwide including "Blue Suede News" (U.S.), "Blues News" (Finland), "Blues & Rhythm"(U.K.), "UK Rock!" (U.K.), "Big Beat" (Finland), "Jumpin' From 6 to 6" (France), "RUTA 66" (Spain), and "American Music Magazine" (Sweden). Before releasing her debut album, she had already been booked for several major festivals and attracted the attention of numerous record labels. A second CD, recorded with Spanish jump blues combo "The Lazy Jumpers", is scheduled to be released on El Toro records in 2006, as well as a second pressing of "'Cause I Feel Good". Whether she is crooning a soulful, bluesy ballad or wailling out a frantic rock 'n' roller, she embodies that sound that rock 'n' roll was founded on. Though petite, she owns the stage with a commanding presence and a sexy sass. If you have not had the chance to witness it, you will soon. Little Rachel is out to make a big impression!

For Booking and Information Contact:
Little Rachel
6503 Lee's Summit Road
Kansas City, MO 64136 USA
(816) 809-0917


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Guid Le Range

Great CD. Greatest voice on this planet. Rachel, I LOVE YOU

viktor ungerer

What can i say about little Rachel.Little woman with a BIG BIG voice with a good old rockin Blues.I love all her stuff she is F*** hot keep Rocking the blus girl the CD is a Knock out i enjoy all songs on this CD

Mark Thompson - President - Crossroads Blues Society

I would have given this one ten stars!!!!! What a voice and an outstanding collection of tunes !!! This is already on my Top Ten list of Best Recordings of any genre for 2005. That's after one listen! The band is awesome with Tjarko Jeen ripping off nasty guitar licks and Dan Torosian blowing his brains out on sax. My personal Pick to Click is "Spiderwoman Blues", which I will be raving about to our two local Blues deejays. Don't miss this one - Little Rachel deserves to be a star !!!!!

Carl M. Nielsen

A shot of Rhythm And Blues
Everyone knows what r&b have turned into now a days - seems to mean rotten and boring - but some don't know what it once was: the hardboiling basic roots of rock and roll. But what it once was, it can be again. This album shows that. Little Rachel is purely in the tradition of Little Richard, Etta James, Larry Williams, Big Mama Thornton, Ray Charkes, T-Bone Walker and Muddy Waters. And it is more than just style. She got the voice and the spirit as well, really making it cook and steam.
It is very authentic stuff. Right down to the sound production, trying to make it sound similar to records of the 50's. Something there are different opinions about. To me it is not just a question of right or wrong. It depends on other things. In this case I find it suietably. Theese songs would sound wrong with a more modern sound. It is obvious that such things put "'Cause I Feel Good" in the cathegoria of retro and nostalgia. But who said that an album have to be original and inventive to be great? - Isn't it more important that it sounds good and touch you - that it is actually fine music? - This sounds wonderfull, it is a collection of songs impossibel not to like.

B. Lee Cooper, Ph.D.

Women rockers are rare. Very few women, Kim Lembo and Kim Lenz being noteworthy exceptions, have attempted to recapture the wit, instrumental authority, rolling rhythms, and vocal frenzy of roots rock. Little Rachel pulls it off on ‘Cause I Feel Good. Listening to her rockin’, boppin’ music menu is like stepping back into a ‘50s audio diner.

Rachel Fenton is the distaff reincarnation of Richard Penniman. Her vocal pyrotechnics on “Ooh, He’s Fine” rival Little Richard’s screams, shrieks, and ecstatic orations. The shuffle rhythm in “I’m What You Need,” the powerful piano pounding and sexy sax solos in “Don’t Jump (Rock the Boat)”, and the haunting howls in “Tough Lover” evoke memories of those wonderful mid-‘50s Specialty Records by Macon’s manicured musical maniac. Little Rachel’s band is talented and tight. It is particularly impressive to encounter so many new songs – “Back to Kansas City,” “Your Baby’s My Baby Now,” and “Spiderwoman Blues” – that echo antique rockabilly and R & B releases.

If Little Richard is Little Rachel’s main vocal influence, Gene Vincent lurks in her band’s tempo. “I Wanna Boogie” salutes dancing, with a be-bop-a-lula guitar swagger. Little Rachel is the real deal. This debut disc begs for a follow-up, with Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Janis Martin as additional models for another rockin’ revival. Awopbopaloobopalopbamboom!

Miss Tayva

I am not one for female singers (unless they are black... yeah, I'm biased). But holy heck! This CD knocked my socks off! Fantastic backing band, powerful voice, catchy, authentic tunes. I am very picky about the music I listen to... but this album is a MUST HAVE! The best album art I've ever seen, too (haha)!

Ann Silva

The 8th song is the best.
'Cause I Feel Good' is truly good. However, I loved the 8th song in particular - "Is My Baby Happy Now?" Can identify the timbre in Rachel's voice and the blending of the 2 sisters is truly magical. Wish they sing more of such kind of songs.- Ann Silva

Viktor Kopytin

It'll be in July Issue of my printed zine "HepCat" -
"... It was such many times from the time when I've heard such stylich energetic and powerful female rhythm-n-blues voice... MUST for all rhythm-n-blues lovers..."
It's translation from Russian, because all my materials is in Russian.

Cadillac James

Great vintage R&B
I had read about Little Rachel in Blue Suede News and had been looking forward to getting this CD.Wow! This is great. This is rocking Vintage Rhythm and Blues. Little Rachel has a huge and wonderful voice.The songwriting is very strong.The disc has a real Little Richard feel.I think Little Richards band from the fifties was the best and this band really captures that sound.If vintage R&B and Rock and Roll is your thing get this CD.

Rockin' Bob Rodkin

Great 50's Rock n' Soul!!!
If you like early Rock, Soul, or Blues you'll love this cd!
Little Rachel's voice isn't little at all...IT'S HUGE!
Throw in some tremendous 50's rockin' sax and that's all you could ever ask for!!!