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Martinis and Bikinis, Sam Phillips‘ mid-90s Grammy-nominated masterwork, is a key record in the evolution of one of America’s most exceptional and unpredictable songwriters. Initially praised as a record that “revitalized the ‘Beatlesque’ category with substantial songwriting and a woman’s voice, which turns the whole sound upside down,” Martinis was universally hailed as a musical turning point for Phillips and tagged by numerous critics as one of the best albums of the year.
The disc, produced by long-time collaborator T Bone Burnett, spawned two alternative radio and video hits in “I Need Love” and “Baby I Can’t Please You,” and gained Sam a new legion of devoted followers. With an amazing collection of songs and a brilliant cast of musicians, including XTC’s Colin Moulding, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Marvin Etzioni and Don Heffington from Lone Justice, Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, Marc Ribot, Mickey Curry and arrangements by Van Dyke Parks…it does not get better than this.
Click HERE to get a special reissue edition with 4 bonus tracks picked by Sam, available on CD and Limited White Vinyl.
Check out the video for “I Need Love” HERE
Lyrics & sheet music to “I Need Love” and more from Hal Leonard!
Contact & Licensing info: “I Need Love” is published by Eden Bridge Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC (ASCAP), A Notable Music company/ Damon Booth/ email@example.com
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing / Sean McGraw / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master controlled by Virgin Records/Universal Music Group.
Mar 23 2016
Joey’s Song Volume 2 is available today and features rare and unreleased music from Sam Phillips, Rosanne Cash, Mark Olson, Willie Wisely, Gary Louris & more. 100% of the proceeds are donated to deserving charitable organizations which focus on seizure related disorders or special needs children. To support and to learn more please click HERE.
Available at iTunes HERE.
Aug 14 2012
This weeks top tune features the poetic lead off track to Sam’s brilliant 1994 album, Martinis & Bikinis.
pictures steal our memories
turn our minds to salt
history is written to say it wasn’t our fault, wasn’t our fault
send us all your love and kisses
come and join the dream that never ends
god will grant us all our wishes
martinis and bikinis for our friends
Watch the video HERE.
This classic Grammy-nominated album produced by T Bone Burnett was released yesterday with four bonus tracks to both the remastered cd and double LP (first 1,500 on white vinyl) from our friends at Omnivore Recordings. . ‘Tis a thing of beauty!
Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Eden Bridge Music (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, A Notable Music company
Master controlled by EMI Music Group, http://www.emicapsm.com/contact.aspx
Jul 18 2012
Available July 17 – Sam Phillips classic 1994 album Martinis & Bikinis gets the deluxe make-over from Omnivore Recordings with a remastered cd and double LP. With four bonus tracks including a new version of “Strawberry Road” recorded for this release. First 1,500 copies of the double LP pressed on white vinyl. Order HERE.
Jul 16 2012