Tuesday, September 17, 2013
If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date: 9/17/13
TONY JOE WHITE- HOODOO
There are few records as greasy as Tony Joe White's 1969 debut "Black & White." This is raw rhythm, blues and funk right out of the swamps of Louisiana. 45 years later, Tony Joe White returns on Yep Roc with "Hoodoo." His voice, if you can imagine, is thicker and greasier, but the grooves and the sounds of the swamp have remained the same. Most of this record was cut live, first takes direct to tape, and the band locks in right from the opening smacks of "The Gift." I got lost in this record. Check it out and buy it HERE.
SHERYL CROW- FEELS LIKE HOME
Miss Crow takes a licking and keeps on ticking, and while she may be an easy target for some, I think she's made enough good music in her career to listen each time she releases something new. (Plus, she plays a really great bass guitar.) Released last week, "Feels Like Home" is Crow's stab at country music and it works. It's traditional, full of honky-tonk and booze and tears and it works. If you're not a fan of either Crow or country, don't bother. But if you are, this is pretty good stuff.
TOMMY KEENE-EXCITEMENT AT YOUR FEET
Tommy Keene has been a fave of mine since day one. He is power pop with balls, and the guy can write songs with enough hooks to snag a flounder. This time around, he covers some of his faves on "Excitement At Your Feet." Randy Newman, The Bee Gees, the Rolling Stones, Echo & The Bunnymen and Television are just some of the bands that get worked over with Keene's big drums and jangly guitars. Check out "Ride On Baby" and then go buy the record HERE.
The Elvis Costello & Roots gets the official release today. We've already discussed it, but I'd just like to say, I'm still with it and I still dig it a whole lot. Here is their setlist from their one-off show at the Brooklyn Bowl.
01. Wake Me Up
02. Refuse To Be Saved
03. Stick Out Your Tongue
04. Watching The Detectives
05. Shabby Doll
06. Sugar Won't Work
07. Tripwire - with Diane Birch
08. Spooky Girlfriend - with La Marisoul
09. Cinco Minutos Con Vos - with La Marisoul
10. Ghost Town - with La Marisoul
11. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
12. Walk Us Uptown
13. I Want You
14. Wise Up Ghost
15. Pump It Up
Anyone gets a recording of this, please let me know.