Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Skinny Singers
I'm late to the party once again.
I dismissed Jackie Greene's records for years based on a few half-assed spins. Not sure what it was I heard that turned me off, but I've since become a fan, courtesy of recurring high praise from my friend Jeff. K.
But that's not why I'm here. Not really. I'm here because the aforementioned Mr. K. has also piled it on high about The Skinny Singers, Jackie Greene's big fun side project with Tim Bluhm, leader of The Mother Hips, another band that did nothing for me the one or two times I gave an ear.
Together, Greene & Bluhm, (not to be confused with the law firm on Nostrand Avenue), have put together a collection of what they themselves call "garage blues." That's pretty accurate. Call it what you want, the record is a blast. You can listen to some of it over at their My Space page, or all of it on Spotify.
I've been enjoying these two videos from their record release party a few years back especially the fab cover of "Sugaree" with Phil Lesh.