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This week’s Top Tune is legendary soul belter Bettye LaVette’s inspired cover of Rosanne Cash’s “On the Surface”. After years of recording and performing, LaVette returned to the mainstream public eye by signing with the always adventurous Anti- Records and releasing I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise, an album of covers that dominated critics’ “Best Of” lists in 2005. Her interpretation of this track is exhilarating, as she wraps her unmistakable vocals around Rosanne’s words and melody to transform the song into a classic Bettye Levette standard.
Lovingly produced by Joe Henry, I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise remains a blueprint for a true modern soul classic.
Check out the video for Rosanne’s 1990 original HERE
Contact & Licensing info: Master controlled by Anti- / contact: Hector Martinez email@example.com
Original Rosanne Cash Master controlled by Sony Music Group.
Written by Rosanne Cash. Published by Chelcait Music (BMI)/Measurable Music LLC. Contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org
administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com
Jan 20 2016
Congrats Willie Nelson! Willie Nelson is the first country artist to receive the Gershwin Prize. Presented by the Library of Congress, the award honors “musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of poplular song exemplify the standard of excellence assosiated with George and Ira Gershwin by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding, entertaining and informing audiences and inpsiring new generations.”
Nelson will be honored by Rosanne Cash, Leon Bridges, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Paul Simon and Neil Young in the concert: Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which premieres Friday, Jan 15th at 9PM on PBS. Click HERE for more info.
Jan 14 2016
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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.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org & Sean McGraw / email@example.com. 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).
Nov 04 2015
The 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.
Oct 23 2015