Joe Lee

Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (56 of 77)
Location: Brandon, MS USA
In My Own Words:
After two decades in radio, television and journalism, I started my own publishing company last year. Dogwood Press was formed in central Mississippi to publish my first novel, the legal thriller 'On The Record.' It's a fast-paced tale of greed and corruption in Mississippi state government, and we've gotten good reviews and done very well at book signings in the southeast. It's an honor to have… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: - Total Helpful Votes: 56 of 77
Keep Your Wig On ~ Fastball
Keep Your Wig On ~ Fastball
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, July 8 2004
My first exposure to Fastball, and I really like this disc. I'm reminded of Badfinger and also Squeeze as I listen to these songs and admire the musical variation and ironic lyrics. The brief "Shortwave," with its wry lyrics and beautiful harmonies, sets the stage for the peppy, jangly, "Lou-ee, Lou-ee" (not the tune by the Kingsmen), and there's no drop in quality throughout the dozen songs on the disc. My favories are "Til I Get It Right," with great, slice-of-life lyrics and a fine sax solo as the song pounds home down the stretch, "Perfect World," which advises its protagonist to stop blaming everyone else for his/her problems, and the… Read more
Soul Serenade ~ Derek Trucks Band
Soul Serenade ~ Derek Trucks Band
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, July 2 2004
There are some very mixed reviews of this disc, and I'm surprised. Of the seven tracks, the lone vocal is "Drown In My Own Tears," and Gregg Allman sounds great juxtaposed against the classic Trucks slide guitar sound--this slow blues indeed would have sounded right at home on the Allman Brothers LP "Hittin' The Note."
The opening track, "Soul Serenade/Rasta Man Chant" is arguably the longest, with Trucks contributing the familiar licks of the former before a long, slow reggae-influenced slide guitar piece featuring Kofi Bainbridge on flute. Other reviewers have stated that there's too much flute on this recording, and still others have said that there's… Read more
California (W/1 Bonus Track) ~ Wilson Phillips
California (W/1 Bonus Track) ~ Wilson Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars Very strong at times, July 2 2004
A nice surprise, and a collection of covers that fits these ladies perfectly. Carnie Wilson steals the show on Neil Young's "Old Man" and "Get Together" from the Youngbloods, which are two of the best tracks on the disc. Equally good is the hit version of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way," which boasts their signature harmonies. The Linda Ronstadt hit "You're No Good" offers the nice harmonies, but there are some modern production tricks in the mix which nod toward today's hip-hop sound and detract a tiny bit. There are two versions of the Eagles hit "Already Gone," and the acoustic track (a hidden track, actually) is the better of the… Read more