It’s Sunday by Jess Bolero – Deep Soul
Posted by Robert Rodriguez on: July 11 2010
It's Sunday by Jess Bolero. Rare Deep Soul on Jackson records. Although I played the flip for you in the past, I just had to share this amazing record with you. Great double sider for the Funk & Deep Soul collector. The epitome of what a Sunday should be, family, friends, relaxing, spirituality & enjoying life. I spoke to Jesse Bolero recently and he gave me a little more information about the the record. Robert Banks on piano, Bernard Purdie was on drums and Donny Stokes on guitar & bass, Buddy Lucas was on harmonica & sax, Jess Levy on cello, The Rose on vocals. The producers (Rose McCoy) of "Don't Whistle Woman" wanted to promote Jesse as the black Mick Jagger. The idea was shopped to Motown producers, and after hearing his record they told Jesse that he was "too soulful". I had to laugh when Jesse told me this story, because that is what drew me to the song in the first place. Even though he doesn't think about what could have been, I wonder what his life would have been like to become a part of the Motown machine. The world will never know. Today Jesse is full of life and is still sharp, and a true showman. He is constantly thinking of new ways to reinvent himself. I am blessed to call Mr. Bolero a friend.