Jesse Rae

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Jesse Rae
Birth name William Philip Rae[citation needed]
Origin Scotland
Genres Funk, dub, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, composer
Instruments Voice, bass, keyboards
Years active 1978–present
Labels Bold (TK), Columbia, WEA, On-U, Luzuli Music
Associated acts Space Cadets, Strange Parcels
Website Jesse Rae's channel on YouTube

Jesse Rae is a Scottish singer and composer from St Boswells in Scotland.[1]

Career[edit]

As a songwriter, Rae is best known for the 1982 song, "Inside Out", a hit single by the band Odyssey.[2][3] Rae's own version was included on his debut album, The Thistle.[4] Rae dedicated the album to "Luzuli and Senkrah and Scotland."[5]

Rae's single "Over the Sea", reached number 65 in the UK Singles Chart in 1985.[6][7] The Thistle was then released in 1987 on WEA.[4]

A second studio album, Compression was eventually released in 1996.[8] The album was notable for being recorded via the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) system, a product of the BT Group.

Rae's compilation album, The Best O' ,[9] was released on CD, with a companion CD release of rare tracks, Funk Warrior - A Collection, in July 2012. Both editions were limited to 500 copies.

Awards[edit]

The music video for Over The Sea won a Vira award.[10]

Influence[edit]

During an October 2012 solo performance at the Paisley Abbey venue in Paisley, Scotland, Roddy Frame, formerly of Aztec Camera, performed a rendition of "Inside Out". Frame explained that during his time as a WEA artist, he was asked about Rae, who was conveyed as a Scottish musician who always wore a kilt and helmet. Frame expressed "love" for the song and explained that he enjoyed playing the song at his home.[11]

Politics[edit]

In 2007 Rae stood for the Scottish Parliament as an independent in the Scottish Borders electoral constituency of Roxburgh and Berwickshire.[12] He gained 318 votes for a 1.2% share of the vote.[13] He stood again in 2011 as an independent candidate in the expanded seat of Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire this time polling 308 votes for a 1.1% share.

In 2015 general election, he stood in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "D.E.S.I.R.E." / "Skydiver" - (1979 U.S. 12" single / 1981 UK 7" & 12" single)
  • "Rusha" / "Desire" - (1982 12" single)
  • "(It's Just) The Dog In Me" / "Be Yourself" - (1984 12" single)
  • "Over The Sea" / "Party Crackers" (edit) / "Over The Sea" (Instrumental Version)* - (1985 7", 7" picture disc & 12" single*)
  • "Hou-di-ni" (edit / full version*) / "Idio-syn-crazy" - (1987 7" & 12" single*)
  • "That Kind O' Girl" (Scottish Additional Mix*) / "Friend-Ship" - (1987 7" & 12" single*)
  • "Body Blastin" / "Life's A Killer Dog" / "Jacob's Pillow" - (1993 10" single - 1000 copies only)

Albums[edit]

  • The Thistle - (1987) LP & Cassette - Initial LP copies included free 7" single of "Over The Sea" (Video Soundtrack Mix) / "Party Crackers" (edit)
  • Compression - (1996) CD
  • Greatest Funk Hits - (with the Space Cadets) - (2000) Privately released CD-R
  • Greatest Hits - (2001) Privately released CD-R
  • No Surrender - (2003) Privately released CD-R
  • The Thistle - (2004) CD reissue with bonus DVD
  • The Best O' - (2012) CD - Limited edition of 500 copies.
  • Funk Warrior - A Collection - (2012) CD - Limited edition of 500 copies.
  • The Thistle - Special Edition (2014) 2CD - Limited edition of 1000 copies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Candidates and Constituency Assessments: Roxburgh & Berwickshire". Scottish Politics. Alba Publishing. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Townsend eyes Borders return". BBC Sport (BBC). 2002-01-11. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Sword taken from singer at court". BBC News (BBC). 2004-09-20. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Jesse Rae – The Thistle". Jesse Rae on Discogs. Discogs. 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jesse Rae – The Thistle". Jesse Rae on Discogs. Discogs. 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jesse Rae – Over The Sea". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  7. ^ Warwick, Neil; Kutner, Jon; Brown, Tony (2004). The Complete Book Of The British Charts. Omnibus Press. p. 888. ISBN 978-1-84449-058-5. 
  8. ^ David Belcher (1996-10-11). "New world warrior takes on the globe". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  9. ^ "Jesse Rae - The Best O'". The Rocktologist. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  10. ^ Fairburn, Robert (2004-09-19). "The chop for Rae's claymore". Sunday Mirror (Mirror Group Newspapers). Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  11. ^ k1rk1c (30 October 2012). "Roddy Frame - Live - Inside Out (Jesse Rae Cover), Paisley Abbey 27-10-12" (VIDEO UPLOAD). k1rk1c on YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  12. ^ Rinaldi, Giancarlo (2007-04-12). "Tartan rocker seeks election role". BBC News (BBC). Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  13. ^ "Scottish elections 2007: Roxburgh & Berwickshire.". BBC News (BBC). Retrieved 2008-07-29.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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