FTB Show #235 features the new album by Paul Burch entitled 'Fevers'. Also new music from Tom Gilliam, Heidi Feek and Milton. ... The Americana Music Assoc.'s album of the Year award goes to Old Yellow Moon By EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL. More AMA Awards stuff here. Legendary singer - songwriter "Cowboy" JACK CLEMENT died at the age of 82. Here's PETER COOPER's excellent story on Jack... more news
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New releasesfor the week ofNov.26th...
BILLY JOE ARMSTRONG & NORAH JONES Foreverly (Reprise)
Interesting collaboration between Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones. Foreverly is a collection inspired by Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, an album of traditional folk and country songs reinterpreted, recorded and released by The Everly Brothers in 1958. The album captures the beauty of the Everly's close harmonies to create a moving and powerful testament to these traditional ballads.
Asked to compare Shangri La with its predecessor, Bugg concludes: 'My first album felt like a list of songs, whereas this one feels like a whole entity with something to say. Or if my first album was the colour of grey reality, this one's the colour of the sun'. The colour of our planet's nearest star. Or maybe the sound of a new star intensifying their musical colours. The album shares its title with the Malibu studio where it was made, once the '70s haven of Bob Dylan and The Band, now the creative hub of producer Rick Rubin.
The musical ancestors of Jack White and his retro rockabilly blues style come together on this incredible tribute to the man who made rock n roll dangerous again! Featuring performances by artists Mr. White has liberally borrowed from - true legends of rockabilly, early rock, and classic punk including Wanda Jackson, Big Jay McNeely, Sonny Burgess, Gary U.S. Bonds, Knox (The Vibrators), Walture Lure (The Heartbreakers), Bobby Vee and more! Blistering and raw covers of The White Stripes Seven Nation Army, Icky Thump, We re Going To Be Friends and others. (from press release)