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Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter — The Dreaming Dead
Album: Oh, My Girl
Avg rating:
7.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 4118









Released: 2004
Length: 5:55
Plays (last 30 days): 5
What did I have
Oh, what did I have?
Search for the diamond
Shine through the door
What ever I did, lord
I would do again
Oh, what did I have then?
Don't say it's over
Hilltop leaves turn gold and red
Don't say it's over
Your black eyes remind me
Of the dreaming dead
Turn up the future
Turn off the past
Only in your arms
Will this last
What ever I did, lord
I would do again
Oh, what did I have then?
Comments (582)add comment
Beautiful voice, reminds me of Marianne Faithful.
 Segue wrote:

Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃



NPC
Beautiful sound, poignant lyric.
Great guitar blending and backbeat with a voice and vibe similar to that of Beth Orton. Only found this wavelength a couple weeks now and delighted with the curated Global mix and a very refreshing Main Mix! 😀 Cheers 
Oh, wow!  I was wondering what kind of song would fittingly follow Hank Williams' "Ramblin Man".  I don't know why, after listening to RP for a "few" years now, that I would still be so pleasantly surprised at the arrangement of the songs being played.  The same feeling I had watching Wayne Gretzky in his prime making another spectacular play that I hadn't seen before.
Haunting, pun mostly unintended. 
 junebaby65 wrote:

Every time I hear this song I think it's from 1968, which is a compliment.



Indeed ! on par with Lindsey Buckingham
+1
Lovely song, top to bottom.  Love the guitars 
MM
 carmelmik 
Good call


 junebaby65 wrote:

Every time I hear this song I think it's from 1968, which is a compliment.



For sure - this 'latter day Hippie' is loving this.... I'm floating around my room in my 70's :)
Her voice and the hypnotic sound of Alvin Lee's hollow-body guitar playing are a great match
Every time I hear this, I keep waiting for the booming bass voice of the gent who did the voiceovers for Art Bell back in the Coast to Coast AM days. Used to love catching that show after work years ago. At least before the local 50,000  watt "Clear Channel" station transitioned to nearly all political talk.  At back when clear channel described the transmitter power, not the station owner.
This is awesome!
Where's the Repeat button?...
Heard this on RP and started scouring eBay and the local record stores for the album on vinyl.  No dice.  Guy at the LRS: "sorry man, nothing out there.  But she played here when the album came out - she's awesome!"
Great segue out of Hank Williams "Ramblin Man"!!
 Segue wrote:

Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃



Well said!
 dtheb wrote:
Takes me to that entirely groovy place 


So groooooovy.  Love this song. 
like the best of the 60's surfing tunes!  
9>>>>>10
Outstanding!!!
May I have another 10 scale? To vote another 10.  The superb coda....
Jangly guitars!
 carmelmik wrote:

sounds a bit like an old favorite  "White Bird"




I agree. I can can hear that!  Both are great songs!
Timeless.
Takes me to that entirely groovy place 
Never herard of them befre. great duo


Seattle-based duo Phil Wandscher and Jesse Sykes



Amazing artist and amazing song....love it...
every time this is played i like it more. it speaks to some place inside me that needed to hear it
The understated yet blisteringly good lead guitar adds to an already excellent song.  9 from me, love it.
sounds a bit like an old favorite  "White Bird"
Segue wrote: blah blah blah What a bunch of drivel. What are you doing politicizing a playlist on a listener supported station you claim as a public service? Take your co-opted minority whining and take a long walk off a short pier.
I never heard of her, prior to RP.  The more I hear this tune, the more I like it!  Thank You RP!
 Segue wrote:

Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃




If you put it this way. I believe  the only parameter here is quality, and that alone can balance things in proper way. This is not Netflix and this song is amazing.
A little Alt Country...nice.  I do enjoy "Ceiling's High" from them too...
I hear this song and I immediatly think of Seasons by Neil Halstead...  and I imagine I am driving down some awesome stretch of the PCH in California.  Top down of course. 
Good Tune! Very retro sounding. I never heard of her before. It sounds like it was released in 1967. Thank You RP!   ...PS: it reminds me of the song "White Bird" from 1968(?).   
 junebaby65 wrote:

Every time I hear this song I think it's from 1968, which is a compliment.



me too !!
The Byrds, REM, this...
Nothing beats jangly guitars
 Rob57 wrote:

"Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals'' Oh for goodness sake please don't drag identity politics into music, I'm sure I speak for the majority of listeners on here when I say I just like music and I don't care whether its made by men, women people of colour or whatever. Female artists were massively popular 50 years ago or have you never heard of Dusty Springfield, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and many , many more great female artists. To to and paint female artists as victims struggling to be heard is is quite frankly ridiculous. This isn't a university campus y'know.

Spoken like a man... 
Gotta love that girl  
 Laptopdog wrote:

Every time this song is played I up my rating a point. I'm now up to a 9. I have to stop, right?! It's really not a 10. But damn, it's so good.



It's a 10.
Love Jesse. Dark searing husky voice !
First time I heard this was during the end-credits to an episode of HBO's True Blood. That show had a knack for picking music that would get under your skin..
Jesse has an amazing guitar player. I got to see them live but Jesse had a bit of a cold so she sang less and the guitar player soloed more. Bummer about Ms. Sykes but very cool guitar.
Excellent!  Might segue nicely into the theme from the Endless Summer by the Sandals   Awesome guitar!
Twang baby, twang

When the violins kicked in, 8 was kicked to 9
What a great song. Timeless
 Segue wrote:
Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃
 
"Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals'' Oh for goodness sake please don't drag identity politics into music, I'm sure I speak for the majority of listeners on here when I say I just like music and I don't care whether its made by men, women people of colour or whatever. Female artists were massively popular 50 years ago or have you never heard of Dusty Springfield, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and many , many more great female artists. To to and paint female artists as victims struggling to be heard is is quite frankly ridiculous. This isn't a university campus y'know.
Every time this song is played I up my rating a point. I'm now up to a 9. I have to stop, right?! It's really not a 10. But damn, it's so good.
Amazing.
 adib wrote:
8 -> 9
Still gives me goosebumps after 100s of listens.
 
Me too!
Groovin' tune, and the lyrics are interesting and nebulous at the same time, which is a good combo. She's rather pretty too 
 Segue wrote:
Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃
 
Eventually?      What makes you think we care how you feel about who and what we appreciate let alone when?    Some may.  I, for one, really do not. 

I am an American and believe in the freedom to speak (as you have)  and think as I please.  Knee jerks included.   Thank you, as always, to RP!!
 junebaby65 wrote:
Every time I hear this song I think it's from 1968, which is a compliment.
 Same. I love the 60's sound to it.


Always nice to hear this song.  It's very soothing to my ears.
great sound out of that electric guitar 
This should have been in the Canadian production "the Sweet Hereafter" - heartbreaking.  Oops, just looked it up...1997. Oh well, too bad.
9
Sooooooooooooooooooooooo.....GOOD SONG!!!!
YEAH!
VIVA RP!
I know this doesn't add much to the discussion, but I love this song.  Thanks Bill.
3 X in 30 Days? Please set your playlist to once every 30 days. 
solid 9. 
thanks Bill.
Another amazing song that I would have never heard, except for RP. Thanks yet again.
I really like this darkly evocative tune, more RP,,,,,please....
Gave it an 8 the first time I heard it on RP, then a 9 the second time, just changed it to a 10. Can't get much better than this song. 
I like this song, as a kid i really liked Hot Chocolate song Ema Emily and this beautiful song somehow reminds me on those times. Strange
something between It's a beautiful day, and Joni Mitchell.
I liked it better than average when I first heard it here, but now, looking at my rating, I'm wondering why I didn't go a bit higher... Time to rectify that and up it a notch or two.
 Segue wrote:
Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃
 

Most of the song on my RP favorites are female singers/female-fronted bands ! Many I discovered here or on GirlsRockRadio.com. Funny, I prefer female NursePracs, LCSW's, Psych, etc.
Not sure why but the guitar work sounds like a genius track from an obscure surf movie. After repeated listens it's a 9 for me.
The lady version of Ray LaMontagne!
8 -> 9
Still gives me goosebumps after 100s of listens.
 pinto wrote:

This comment is pure sexist drivel.
 
The comment you referred to is not really all that "pure"; the grammar and structure are a little dodgy in spots.
Really dig this song. For some reason though, I hear Lou Barlow. Just me I'm sure.
Amen to the goosebumps, although admittedly the first time I heard it was on the credits after HBO's Trueblood.
DaidyBoy wrote:
I still get goosebumps every time this comes on.  Thanks RP.  I keep clicking the 10 but it doesn't affect the rating, which is a shame.
 
Ditto. 
The guitar!!! {#Meditate}
Loooove.
I still get goosebumps every time this comes on.  Thanks RP.  I keep clicking the 10 but it doesn't affect the rating, which is a shame.
 pinto wrote:

This comment is pure sexist drivel.
 
I'm not sure you're using "sexist" correctly.
Beautiful song.  Period.
Ha, with the big ('great guitar') intro Bill just gave this song I was amused to hear it is one that after hearing it years ago on rp I went and bought it on iTunes. Still have it on my trusty old ipod, which I use most every day. That *is* really tight and tasty guitar playing.
 pinto wrote:

This comment is pure sexist drivel.
 
This comment is pure antifeminist vitriol.

Wow, it's FUN to be a reductive douche!
 Segue wrote:
Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃
 
This comment is pure sexist drivel.
 dtm1256 wrote:
I agree with palatin8 it reminds me of "White Bird" by It's a Beautiful Day!!

 
Just bumped up my rating. To be reminded of sth. doesn't need to be a bad thing at all.
 Segue wrote:
Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃
 

5 to 8
This is what  I like.
good chills...
 jhorton wrote:

Not a gretsch, not a tele, not a strat.

DeArmond by Guild Starfire Special with Bigsby. Special amplifier with reverb that goes to ELEVEN!

f

22

 
Yes, I brought that up way down in this thread (2013).  It's a sweet guitar.
Beautiful!
Always think this is Ryan Adams and the Cardinals "Easy Plateau" when it starts up.
Every time I hear this song I think it's from 1968, which is a compliment.
 AnchorMan wrote:
Should have been used in 'Twin Peaks'. Apart from being 15 years to late.

 
... or 10 years too early?
 hayduke2 wrote:
Yum yum

the louder the better 

 
fab vocals killer guitar too
 DD gypsyman wrote:

Stand corrected, I do. An upside-down Gretsch?

 
Not a gretsch, not a tele, not a strat.

DeArmond by Guild Starfire Special with Bigsby. Special amplifier with reverb that goes to ELEVEN!




New to me. Loving the rockabilly/country/swamp guitar sound.
J'adore
 
Not familiar with this artist. Thanks. RP. Just bumped 7-8.
Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃
Grace Slick seriously channeled here with a touch of Beth Orton.
 coloradojohn wrote:
This song absolutely slays me, every time. I guess it's the Lucinda Williams meets Grace Slick plus wicked slide guitar & arrangement.

 
Not slide, but definitely some fabulous guitar from Phil Wandscher (former member of Whiskeytown).
This is one of the first great artists that RP introduced me to. It just keeps coming, best station ever.
one of the songs that have contributed to make me a radio paradise addicted 8 years ago... great song!!!
This song absolutely slays me, every time. I guess it's the Lucinda Williams meets Grace Slick plus wicked slide guitar & arrangement.
This is one of those songs I didn't like when I first heard it (here on RP), but I've done a complete 180 on that and now love it.
I thought it was some Pretenders song I had not heard.
Should have been used in 'Twin Peaks'. Apart from being 15 years to late.
comma girl virgola
Channeling some  dada   guitar IMHO.  And that's a good thing! 
Wow!
Bump 8  → 9
I always stop what I'm doing to turn this one up.
Great song for driving the 40
 Duc1098 wrote:

I heartily concur.

 
What he said! {#Guitarist}
 DaidyBoy wrote:
This song exemplifies everything that Radio Paradise has brought to my life over the last couple of years.  My gratitude, Mr & Mrs G.

 
I heartily concur.
very nice song!
I agree with palatin8 it reminds me of "White Bird" by It's a Beautiful Day!!
I like the guitar. (Good song all told too.)