'Safe' and sound

Eccentric multi-instrumentalist Baby Dee confronts her past on a new album

On 'Safe Inside the Day,' Baby Dee sings about her tumultuous upbringing in Cleveland. (Photo by Jeff Elstone) On "Safe Inside the Day," Baby Dee sings about her tumultuous upbringing in Cleveland.
By Joan Anderman
Globe Staff / February 1, 2008

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Baby Dee's new album starts innocuously enough, with a quiet piano figure in waltz time. She starts to sing, something sweet about forgotten songs, and pretty soon Dee is chortling and whispering and soaring into her mezzo-soprano, sometimes in the span of a phrase, with cello and viola in tow. Will Oldham's voice is quavering in the background. The melody ... (Full article: 1092 words)

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