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Sam Phillips – Edge of the World

(click song title above to listen)

This week’s Top Tune is one of our all-time favorite songs of Sam’s live set and comes from her ninth studio album and first for Nonesuch Records, 2001′s Fan Dance. Produced by T Bone Burnett and featuring another round of sterling musicianship by the likes of Van Dyke Parks, Marc Ribot, Jim Keltner, and Gillian Welch, the stripped-down album was praised as creating a quietly riveting tension and one of the best of her career.

If you’re in L.A. this weekend, don’t miss Sam sharing a stage and a band in a rare co-headlining gig with Joe Henry at Largo At The Coronet. Saturday February 21. Showtimes are 8p and 10:30p, for tickets and info click HERE.

“Anyone who’s ever seen Sam Phillips live can’t help but be struck by what a world of ideas and emotions she communicates with what seems so little: a raised eyebrow, a focused glance, a sly smile, an ever-so-subtle turn of her head. Above all, there’s her green eyes wide open, as she appears to expand them to their physical limit to take in everyone and everything within their panoramic view.” – Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times.

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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 Nonesuch Records/Warner Music Group.

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Sam Phillips – Listen to the Rain

We just found out that a limited number of SIGNED copies of Sam Phillips‘ critically acclaimed 2013 album, Push Any Button, are now available at Sam’s webstore. Plus, Phillips recorded bonus tracks for everyone who purchases the album, in any format.

This week’s Top Tune (click song title above to play) features one of those bonus tracks, the beautiful “Listen to the Rain”.

“I wrote this song years ago when T Bone Burnett and I were thinking of making a country record together, but never recorded a version to release.” explains Sam. “When I sing or write country music it gets filtered through the other kinds of music I like and doesn’t sound like country to me…or perhaps it sounds like a different country.”

The track features excellent performances by Jay Bellerose (Ray LaMontagne, Elton John, Alison Krauss) on drums, Jennifer Condos (Bettye LaVette, Ray LaMontagne, Joe Henry) on bass, Eric Gorfain (The Section Quartet, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Fiona Apple) on electric guitars, strings, and Sam on acoustic guitars, vocals. Whatever your definition of country is, Listen to the Rain is country we want to live in.

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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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Sam Phillips – Ask Me to Stay

“Making records is not that different from photography. You can focus in on one thing and make it big, or pull back to make it smaller and to include other objects in the picture.” –Sam Phillips

This week’s Top Tune is one of four bonus tracks to Sam Phillips‘ elegant 2013 album, Push Any Button available exclusively at samphillips.com.

“When I dress to go out, I usually end up taking off the jewelry I have put on…or the lipstick, or the belt, or the hat. I wish this sort of thing had occurred to me when I was trying to figure out Ask Me to Stay for the album. I kept thinking it needed more instruments, more overdubs, but it didn’t sound right so we didn’t finish it. When I listened again to consider it for an extra track, it sounded better when we took things off–especially in the beginning, to let it build.” continues Sam.

As usual, we love what’s been left in and the spaces in between. Another perfect portrait.Push Any Button is “A testament to an artist who is so capable of keeping you guessing every step along the fascinating way” – Pop Matters

Listen for more songs from this beautiful album in upcoming episodes of the new TV series, Murder in the First. The show is the latest from Steven Bochco and stars Kathleen Robertson & Taye Diggs. Sam also contributes to the original score. The show premiers Monday June 9th (TNT 10/9C).

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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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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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