Posts Tagged ‘Jon Brion’

Sam Phillips – Zero Zero Zero!

(click song title above to listen)

Big numbers go by
I close my eyes
I never count a large amount
My lucky number is below one
You never know when you might need a zero

When Sam Phillips and producer T Bone Burnett entered the studio to follow up her hit Grammy nominated Martinis & Bikinis album, they enlisted a bevy of A-list players such as Jon Brion, Jim Keltner, Matt Chamberlain, Don Heffington, Greg Leisz, Jerry Scheff and Marc Ribot, among many others, to craft an original musical soundscape – a retro-futuristic pop collection dubbed “Omnipop.”

Among Omnipop’s often overlooked gems include a co-write with REM (“Slapstick Heart”), and, an enduring favorite, “Zero Zero Zero!” Perhaps “Zero” is channeling the likes of Esquivel and his ilk, we don’t know… what we do know is that this pop nugget puts a big smile on our faces whenever we hear it.

So, on this 20th anniversary week of its’ release, take a peek into what we think Sam Phillips’ space-age bachelor(ette) pad might sound like. You never know when you might need a zero…

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Contact & Licensing info:
Sam Phillips is published by Eden Bridge Music/Some Kind Of Music, LLC (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth – info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing – contact: Sean McGraw
seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Sam Phillips – Where is Love Now

Between 2009 and 2011 Sam PhillipsThe Long Play digital subscription program yielded five incredible ep’s and the full length lp, Cameras in the Sky. This week’s Top Tune comes from the fifth and final ep of the series in 2010, the beautiful Days of the One Night Stands.

The song was first recorded by the great high lonesome-voiced Lubbock native, Jimmie Dale Gilmore on his 1996 album, Braver Newer World (Elektra Records). Produced by T Bone Burnett and featuring multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion on guitars and keyboards, the song found a fitting home with Gilmore’s characteristically spiritual musical settings. Listen in on Jimmie’s version HERE.

Most recently, you can hear a magnificent new interpretation of the song on Grammy-winning artist Nickel Creek‘s brand new album, A Dotted Line on Nonesuch Records. A delicate yet powerful version that gives vocalist Sara Watkins room to breathe. We love all three versions, true artists each and every one.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Sam Phillips is published by Eden Bridge Music/Some Kind Of Music, LLC (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth – info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing – contact: Sean McGraw seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Sam Phillips.

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Bettye LaVette – How Am I Different

This week’s Top Tune was written by Aimee Mann and Jon Brion and originally appeared on Mann’s third studio album, 2000′s Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo. Aimee initially released the album on her website sans record company. It would eventually go on to achieve a worldwide release and success aided by the soundtrack album to the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, with which the album shares material.

If you happened to catch last Sunday’s episode of Girls (HBO), you heard the original version of this little gem. This week we offer up a version by the great Bettye LaVette who cut the song on her 2005 album, I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise on Anti Records. Watch a great live performance of the song by Aimee Mann.

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Contact & Licensing:
Published by You Can’t Take It With You (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music, LLC, A Notable Music company. Contact: Damon Booth info@notablemusic.net & Aimee Mann c/o Michael Hausman Artist Management. Master controlled by Anti Records.

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Jon Brion – Trouble

Here’s the face of trouble
It’s the face I wear
and it may invite you in
but I won’t go there.

…sings Jon Brion on this weeks’ Top Tune from his 2001 solo album Meaningless. A poignant gem, one of our all-time favorites from the composer to the scores of I Heart Huckabees, Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia, This Is 40, & ParaNorman and so many great others. Here’s to getting into and/or out of a little trouble in 2013…

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Contact & Licensing info:
Published by You Can’t Take It With You (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music, LLC, A Notable Music company. Contact: Damon Booth info@notablemusic.net.

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