Jess Roden REVIEWS

“… he kept securing record deals, appearing on more than a dozen albums. Most of them have been hard to find for some time, though compilation CDs have cropped up recently. But they’ve just been trumped by Hidden Masters: The Jess Roden Anthology ”

If the prospect of 94 tracks, half unreleased is daunting, they reveal Roden to be remarkably potent, a truly fine singer and an underrated songwriter. UNCUT

“… a telling reminder of the fact that Roden is among the finest and most expressive singers this country has produced.” Classic Rock

Let’s suppose you’re one of the five finest soul vocalists Britain has ever produced, but hardly anyone knows: and of those that do, a sizeable number have simply forgotten. You’d want posterity to shape up and sort out this absurdity, would you not? Record Collector

He had the sound and the looks, he wrote some fine songs, for a while he led a terrific little band, and he had fans in the music press and the backing of one of the most perceptive men in the record industry. Richard Williams

A tweet from Chris Blackwell.

Jess Roden’s Anthology appears on their Top Ten list of albums at number 2.

It’s not just the unheard tracks that are a delight in this collection. Many of the familiar songs are presented on CD for the first time, and getting the treatment they deserve. The Bronco material for instance, sounds beautiful and crystal clear, compared to the ‘double CD’ that’s out there. Kev Moore, musician

He had the sound and the looks, he wrote some fine songs, for a while he led a terrific little band, and he had fans in the music press and the backing of one of the most perceptive men in the record industry. Richard Williams