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Sam Phillips – Holding On To The Earth

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“I have a lot of questions; asking questions is part of any artistic endeavor. But the real challenge is to be brave enough to allow the questions to be unanswerable. It’s that process that inspires me to write”.

Sam Phillips is an artist whose process always inspires us to listen and one who defies any attempts of pigeonholing. It was during the summer of 1988 that Sam would score a Top 30 Modern Rock hit with this week’s tune “Holding On To The Earth”. The song appears on her debut Virgin Records album, The Indescribable Wow . Often described as a modern version of 60s psychedelic rock or acid pop, it was the first time Phillips recorded under her childhood nickname, Sam.

T Bone Burnett‘s production straddles both the past and the present, for all the 1960s nods of the Beach Boys-like “I Can’t Stop Crying” or the Beatlesque “Remorse”, The Indescribable Wow never sounds dated or retro, just timeless”. – Jason Ankeny – Allmusic

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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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Netflix Presents Gilmore Girls Worldwide

gilmore girls 1050 591 81 s c1 1024x576 Netflix Presents Gilmore Girls WorldwideStarting today you can get your Gilmore Girls binge on wherever you may roam when Netflix will make all 153 episodes available worldwide! Our very own Sam Phillips, composer of the original score, songs, and famed La La’s to the shows’ initial 7 season run has been busy writing new music for the Netflix produced 4 part series/renunion Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life coming later this year.

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Patty Griffin – The Best Is Yet To Come

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Released in 2009, The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs of Cy Coleman featured performances by a variety of the most compelling female vocalists in the business, including Fiona Apple, Sam Phillips, Nikka Costa, Ambrosia Parsley, Madeleine Peyroux, Missy Higgins and more.

This week we spotlight the incomparable Patty Griffin‘s sultry reading of the classic “The Best Is Yet To Come” featuring some of our favorite players on the planet: Jay Bellerose on drums, Reggie Hamilton on bass, Chris Bruce & Mark Goldenberg on guitar, and producer/arranger Dave Palmer on piano… you think you’ve flown before but you ain’t left the ground!

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Contact & Licensing:
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by Sony/ATV – EMI U. Catalog Inc.
FilmTVInquiries@sonyatv.com
Master controlled by Notable Music Co.

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Sam Phillips – Lying

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It was this week back in 2011 when Sam Phillips gifted us with a collection of songs from her stunning year-long subscription series The Long Play. Capping off a particularly fertile period of creativity to her fans, Solid State highlighted 13 of 42 songs she released over the course of five EPs and a full-length album.

This week’s tune is one of our faves of the collection, a stripped down version of “Lying” Sam originally recorded for her 1991 album, Cruel Inventions (and featured Elvis Costello on guitar!).

On Solid State “Phillips makes every word count…doling out images with precision. She sings about compromises, frailty, coping mechanisms, and tiny flaws that define a life. Phillips sounds like she’s rejuvenated – and never better.” – Greg Kot – Chicago Tribune.

Solid State: Songs from the Long Play – a “best of” from the Long Play sessions is currently available at samphillips.com

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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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