Posts Tagged ‘John Leventhal’

William Bell – Walking On A Tightrope

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One of our favorite albums of 2016, This Is Where I Live was William Bell’s triumphant return to Stax Records and his first major release in almost four decades. Released on June 3rd, 2016, This Is Where I Live was produced by John Leventhal, who co-wrote this week’s poignant top tune with Rosanne Cash.

The album is nominated for two 2017 GRAMMY Awards (Feb 12th) – Best Traditional R&B Performance & Best Americana Album. Bell was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting at the 15th Annual Americana Honors & Awards Show, and last month he was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

William Bell signed to Stax in 1961 and delivered one of the iconic soul label’s earliest hits with “You Don’t Miss Your Water.” He also co-wrote, with Booker T. Jones, the classic “Born Under A Bad Sign” for Albert King, which was later famously covered by Cream, Jimi Hendrix and many others.

Coming soon to a city near you, don’t miss the amazing William Bell!

“A Memphis Legend is Back” – The New York Times
“It’s resonant, wise, and considered music, the kind of direct songwriting that helped Bell make his name” – Vice Noisey
“Still in excellent form…the most personal work Bell has ever created.” – Chicago Tribune

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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 / John Leventhal is published by Lev-A-Tunes (ASCAP) Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Master controlled by Stax Records/Concord Music Group.

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William Bell – Stax Legend

005335122 5003 William Bell   Stax LegendWilliam Bell returns to Stax Records for his latest album, This Is Where I Live available today! Produced by John Leventhal and featuring “Walking On A Tightrope” written by Leventhal and Rosanne Cash. “a heartening proclamation of devotion…Bell owns it as much as anything he’s ever sung” – Chicago Reader

“This feels like the album Bell should have made in 1967″ – Greil Marcus

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Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson – April 5th

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You want love
But it’s never deep enough
You want life
But it’s never long enough
You want peace
Like it’s something you can buy
You want time
But you’re content to watch it fly

“A few years ago, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, and I formed our supergroup, C.C.K. – which sounds like a former Soviet republic – or K.C.C., which might be a knock-off of a fast food chain. We wrote and recorded a couple songs for a still unfinished album”, Costello told Rolling Stone. “One of them, ‘April 5th’, was written and produced by Rose’s husband, John Leventhal and is as good as any song on which my name is signed.”

Whatever the inspiration to combine these absurdly talented voices & souls, it was a grand one! Thankfully, this week’s Top Tune got it’s first commercial release last week on an amazing two-disc, 38-song companion album to Elvis Costello‘s new autobiography, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. The collection also features a second previously unreleased track, “I Can’t Turn It Off”, an early recording that Elvis recorded in 1975 two years before his debut, My Aim Is True.

You can catch Costello in conversation with Rosanne Cash next Tuesday November 10th 7:30PM at the Peter Jay Sharp Building/BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn. Get tickets and more info HERE.

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Contact & Licensing info:

Rosanne Cash published by Chelcait Music (BMI), administered by Measurable Music LLC, A Notable Music Co & Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Damon Booth / & Sean McGraw / John Leventhal published by Lev-A-Tunes (ASCAP), administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Elvis Costello published by Universal Music Publishing (PRS), Kris Kristofferson published by Jody Ray Publishing Co. (BMI).


Elvis Costello Rosanne Cash Kris Kristofferson

1035x1035 eihbagai.1 1024x1024 Elvis Costello Rosanne Cash Kris KristoffersonThe companion two-disc 38-song compilation to Elvis Costello‘s new critically acclaimed memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink is now available. The album includes Costello hits, collaborations and rarities including “April 5th” an unreleased track from the rocker’s supergroup with Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Written by the trio along with Cash’s husband, John Leventhal, the song premiered when the foursome performed the song together on Costello’s Spectacle TV series.

The Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album marks the first time the track will be officially released. The companion LP also features “I Can’t Turn It Off” recorded in 1975, two years before his debut, My Aim Is True. Celebrate the launch of his memoir & album with a conversation about his four decade career with special guest, Rosanne Cash November 10th in Brooklyn. For more info click HERE.

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