Showing posts with label Bob Dylan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bob Dylan. Show all posts

Sep 15, 2014

An Americana Christmas from New West

Another copy and paste email (and no, I don't get paid or even a free copy for this), but this looks great!


LOS ANGELES, CA, September 15, 2014 - An Americana Christmas, out on CD, vinyl and digital October 14 on New West Records, brings together some of the biggest icons and current stars in Americana music for a wide-ranging collection of classic Christmas songs and brand new holiday recordings. The 16-track album features legendary artists Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, The Band, John Prine, Dwight Yoakam and Ben Keith w/ Neil & Pegi Young alongside many of the genre's current younger talents like Valerie June, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, Luther Dickinson and the Old 97's. The album was announced today on Rolling Stone Country along with a premiere of New York-based Texas-bred troubadour Robert Ellis' stirring and modern rendition of Willie Nelson's classic, "Pretty Paper." 

The compilation compiles previously released material with six brand new recordings exclusive to the album. In addition to Ellis' offering, Memphis songstress Valerie June puts her rollicking spin on season staple, "Winter Wonderland," Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars injects "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" with some southern boogie and groove, rising Nashville chanteuse Nikki Lane offers an upbeat, retro-tinged original, Canadian roots music star Corb Lund turns in the sweeping and weeping new tune, "Just Me And These Ponies (For Christmas This Year)" and Dutch duo The Common Linnets contributes the new song, "At Christmas Time." The lone European act, The Common Linnets are one of Europe's biggest Americana bands and have sold more than 150,000 copies of their debut release and took second place in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

An Americana Christmas is for anyone who appreciates great songwriting and timeless music delivered from the heart and will appeal to several generations making it a perfect addition to your holidays.

1 Luther Dickinson - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2 John Prine - Everything Is Cool *
3 Robert Ellis - Pretty Paper
4 Emmylou Harris - The First Noel
5 Johnny Cash - The Gifts They Gave
6 Corb Lund - Just Me And These Ponies (For Christmas This Year)
7 Dwight Yoakam - Run Run Rudolph *
8 Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa
9 Valerie June - Winter Wonderland
10 Ronnie Fauss - Everybody Deserves A Merry Christmas *
11 Max Gomez - Season Of My Memory
12 Ben Keith w/ Neil & Pegi Young - Les Trois Cloches
13 The Common Linnets - At Christmas Time
14 Nikki Lane - Falalaalove Ya
15 Old 97's - Here It Is Christmas Time
16 The Band - Christmas Must Be Tonight

*Not on vinyl release

Jun 30, 2014

Old Crow Medicine Show - Sweet Amarillo (Live)

Here's OCMS performing (the Bob Dylan cowrite of sorts - much like "Wagon Wheel") "Sweet Amarillo," from their upcoming album, Remedy.

May 22, 2014

Famous Album Covers - Bleeding Cowboys III: Sinatra, Dylan, NWA, etc.

Even though usage of the font which should hardly ever be used has tailed off a bit this year, I still see a couple of new albums a month that use Bleeding Cowboys. Since it's still unfortunately relevant, FTM ponders (again) what some famous album covers would look like if they'd used that trashiest of type-faces.

May 9, 2013

OMG Reviews: Hunter Hayes - I Want Crazy

by Brittany Fant, 15-year-old reviewer
Hunter Hunter HUNTER!!!! I am soooo glad this is finally out. True fans like me have been hearing this song on YouTube and at concerts for longer than you have so it makes me so happy that everyone gets to hear it now!!! Oh Hunter, I'll be crazy for you. I hope that girl in the video is just an actress or whatever. Okay, I'm going to contain myself for a minute and try to really review this AWESOME FRIGGIN song.
"I Want Crazy" is a catchy REAL COUNTRY song that reminds me of some Keith Urban songs back when he was hot (he's old now). It's about Hunter coming home off the road to see his long distance love. Then the rest of the song is totally about something else, but who cares? It's Hunter!!! Most of the song is about having a love that isn't boring. I so understand that. The last guy I hung around with and went to the movies with and kissed (Dad still won't let me call it dating) only wanted to watch Lord of the Rings movies over and over. That's boring. I want crazy!!!! So does HUNTER! 3 years Hunter and I'll be able to date you! Anyway, the song is so well written and just great! I wish boys in real life were like HH songs. They all want to have their own life and not worship me like the princess I am, but Hunter knows what women want.
Now that you know how good he is, all you haterz need to step off. Hunter is fine. Hunter can sing like an angel. Hunter can play EVERY INSTRUMENT IN THE WORLD. Even a hurdy gurdy! (Yeah, I Googled that) Hunter can write songs better than Bob Dillon. He even has the stamp of approval from your old, wrinkled hero, MERLE HAGRID! So stop talking junk about my boy. He's the future of real country music and this song proves it!!!

5 Heart Hands!

Dec 18, 2012

10 Second Single Review: Darius Rucker - "Wagon Wheel"

This won't be a popular opinion, but I'm gonna say this Darius Rucker "Wagon Wheel" single is a good thing. It could whet appetites for rootsier music and it'll pay Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor. It's pretty bloodless and slick (what do you expect from a Nashville single?), but overall not a bad cover and Lady A doesn't ruin it as backup singers. Also, he didn't change "toke" to "smoke," which is a surprise, given radio's aversion to Eric Church's pot references.



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