Posts Tagged ‘1987’

Rosanne Cash – The Real Me

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This is the real me, breakin’ down at last,
Hey, it’s the real me, crawlin’ out of my past,
Baby, the real me, wants the real you, so bad

Rosanne Cash‘s pioneering King’s Record Shop was released on June 26, 1987 and it would prove a pivotal album not only in the career of Cash, but in the emergence of Americana as an heir to traditional country music. The album would also have the distinction of marking the first time a female artist had ever had four #1 singles on the Billboard Country charts from a single album. Cash’s covers of her father’s “Tennessee Flat Top Box”, John Hiatt’s “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”, John Stewart’s “Runaway Train” as well as “If You Change Your Mind,” a song she’d written with steel guitar player Hank DeVito, all climbed to the top of the chart.

King’s Record Shop is named after a store in Louisville, Kentucky which was owned by Gene King, younger brother of Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Pee Wee King (“Tennessee Waltz”). Produced by Rodney Crowell (Rosanne’s then-husband), the set features a stellar band of players including Crowell, Vince Gill, Patty Smyth, Benmont Tench, Steve Winwood, and Randy Scruggs.

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic with a special 180-gram vinyl edition including bonus tracks available via digital download coming Friday July 7th!

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Contact & Licensing info:

Rosanne Cash is published by Chelcait Music (SESAC)/Measurable Music LLC, A Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw /

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Shirley Horn – My How The Time Goes By

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Shirley Valerie Horn was born in Washington D.C. in 1934. Shirley was a preternaturally gifted pianist who became enamored with the famous U Street jazz area of Washington (destroyed in the 1968 riots), slipping into jazz clubs before she was of legal age. Horn would collaborate with many jazz legends including Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Carmen McRae, and Wynton Marsalis to name a few. She was famous for being a devastating ballad singer with a smokey and lush voice and for an amazing ability to accompany herself with incomparable independence on the piano while singing. Arranger Johnny Mandel described her as “like having two heads”. Kitty Grime, in her book Jazz Voices, calls Shirley “the cult performer…A near-legendary figure.”

Horn’s association with Miles Davis lasted for thirty years and notable for his public praise of her musicianship, a rare occurrence coming from Davis especially as early as the 1950s and 1960s. Horn would record for Mercury and Impulse and was popular with critics but did not achieve mainstream success, stating “I will not stoop to conquer”. How beautiful a notion!

Recorded during an all night 1987 session in the dining room of a good friend’s 18th Century farm house in Glenn Dale, Maryland, this week’s top tune is one she would often perform live. A bluesy rendition of Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh’s “My How The Time Goes By” also recorded by Bill Henderson, one of Shirley’s favorite male singers in 1961.

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Contact & Licensing Info
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman)
Contact: Damon Booth/
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw/
Publishing controlled by Edwin H. Morris Co. ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by MPL Communications Inc.
Master controlled by Audiophile Records.

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