Sunday Wilde | He Gave Me a Blue Nightgown

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He Gave Me a Blue Nightgown

by Sunday Wilde

Stretching the boundaries of the blues. As always her voice and lyrics resonating the emotions of love, loss, joy and grief.
Genre: Blues: Classic Female Blues
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1. Down the Road Alone
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2. Captured Me
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3. No Matter How Far
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3:36 $0.99
4. Shaken Down
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3:01 $0.99
5. Love Bender
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4:09 $0.99
6. Sunday's Loverman
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7. There Was a Time
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8. Tell Me to Hush?
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9. He Thrills Me Up
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10. Joy Can't You Shine
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11. I Guess I Didnt Hear You Right
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12. Amazing Grace
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13. Blue Spirit Blues
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Album Notes
This selection of 13 songs, cover an array of the blues, some slow dirty, some slow sad, country blues, acapala blues and gospel blues.

“Down the Road Alone” the first track in the selection of songs, a slow blues tune capturing the remote sadness of living in the north. “Shaken down” the story of a woman deceived by a lover, a fast rolling rockin’ blues number. “There was a time” in a 50’s flavored city blues style where a woman is moving on from what she thought was real love, but it wasn’t. “I guess I didn’t hear you right” revisits a much requested song from her second release “Broken string of Pearls”. Within the selection a love song stands out in the mix “No matter how far” with a delicate vocal that speaks to a long distance love.

With this album, Sunday shares her distinct vocals and emotionally charged lyrics with other seasoned professional musicians to join in to create moving pieces with this new album. David west, international guitarist, plays instinctively on every piece, colouring with riffs gleaned from his world knowledge of music between vocals on his custom double sided guitar. Humber graduate and seasoned upright jazz player, Rory Slater also joins in adding solid jazz flair to the music. The main trio of Sunday, Rory and David play on most of the songs, with guest musicians lending their own creativity on others.

Guest musicians include, Sunday’s son Dawson Paulson who plays percussion drum brushes on a vintage metal mailbox, adding a touch of authentic reverb . Virgil Denmark added in interesting violin pieces giving it an eerie and often classical flair and Janice Matichuk on accordion brings a hometown wilderness of northern Ontario authenticity.
Rennie Frattura aka Reno Jack producing along with Tom Shapiro, sound tech from the now defunct Maple Leaf Gardens, engineering captured this unique exploration of the blues that Sunday wilde brought to the table. This project was recorded at a remote hunting and fishing lodge in the wilderness of northern Ontario on the banks of Banning Lake, at Branch’s Seine River Lodge.

All songs arranged and written by Sunday wilde with exception of Bessie Smith’s “Blue Spirit Blues” with Sunday’s signature acapala style using a tin drum and cue ball for effect as well as the classic “Amazing Grace” rearranged into a blues structure.

Sunday’s last album, also available on CDBABY received international accolades and awards and continues to be played on worldwide roots and blues stations.


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John Wright

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When I first listened to Sunday Wilde my mind drifted toward comparison with many classic Blues and Jazz musicians. The more I listened I came to realize that comparison is futile. Ms. Wilde is unique. Her personal intensity of spirit, poet’s heart and the talent to vocalize it all conspire to inspire. Sunday is an artist set to make an impact in her genre.

Her newest CD ‘He gave me a blue nightgown’ was recorded at a wilderness resort close to my home in Northwestern Ontario. A solid recording that has a higher production value than previous releases. This has the potential allow Ms. Wilde to gain wider audience and I hope that this will inspire fans to check out Sunday’s live performance. Sunday’s voice has a gut wrenching power behind it that no recording can capture.

The opening track ‘Down the road alone’ is one of the strongest on the album along with ‘No matter how far’. These two arrangements let Sunday’s voice and piano speak in their finest form. No coincidence that the pain that lurks in the corners of Sunday’s soul peeks out at us in these tracks. Oh that man…

Keep it up Sunday. You go gurl!

He Gave Me a Blue Nightgown

Smooth Blues
The thing that comes to mind after listening to Blue Nightgown, is the smooth quality and seamless blending of Sunday's vocals with the music. Each song has a way of bringing you with it, almost immersing your senses in it. Overall, Blue Nightgown has a great hypnotizing quality about it, a little serene at times, a little jazzy, even some old-time rock 'n roll flavouring. But there is always that smooth bluesy, 3:00 a.m. in the morning honky tonk undertone/atmosphere. A great collection of tracks to just sit back and relax and drift with the tunes, or a feature at your local blues/jazz club.
"Down the Road Alone" is pure blues hinting at loss as you travel through life. David's guitar picking illustrates that winding road very well.
"No Matter How Far" is great example of how these songs pick you up and can carry you along. Also a long distance lovesong, something I haven't heard all that much when it comes to blues. The music brings you to the song, and Sunday's voice keeps you there.
"Loverman" is one of the tracks that hints at that old-style rock 'n roll flavouring I mentioned earlier. This time David's guitar playing accompanies Sunday's piano chops flawlessly, a great balancing act that wins.
Blue Nightgown is one of those little gems that does not have a bad song on it. No filler to be found anywhere and if you could hear talent shine, this would be it. Keep up the great work Sunday, you're in a class all on your own. A+

Susan Meek

A Voice for the Ages
If you haven't heard Sunday Wilde yet, you are missing a rare treat. She can be brash and ballsy, sweet and soulful, wistful and melancholy and dark and tortured. All this with a voice that belongs with the greatest women blues artists. And now she has given us a true labor of love with this recording from a remote wilderness area, complete with unusual but harmonious instrumental accompaniments. This woman is a force of nature! No blues collection is complete without some Sunday Wilde.