Posts Tagged ‘Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us’

Gaby Moreno – Hermana Rosetta

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Gaby Moreno‘s Ilusión represents a high-water mark in a musical career that’s never been predictable. It’s one of the strongest statements I’ve heard from a musician who ignores boundaries and genre classifications to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts.” – Felix Contreras, NPR Music

This week we had to spotlight Gaby‘s stunning Spanish language cover of Sam Phillips“Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us” from her recently Grammy-nominated fifth album Ilusión.

Gaby has been one of our favorite singers in L.A. and beyond for some time now. Equal parts jazz singer, blues singer, and Latin American Folk poet, her performances never fail to inspire.

Be sure to catch Gaby tonight with her band at The Roxy or with an all-star band this Sunday December 11th at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in a Bluegrass Situation Presentation: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt. The show will Feature performances by friends and colleagues of Linda including Jackson Browne, Maria Muldaur, JD Souther, David Lindley, and several surprise guests. Also appearing will be contemporary artists influenced by her musical legacy including Grace Potter, Dawes, I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan, Sarah Jarosz), all let the by Watkins Family Hour house band feat. Sara & Sean Watkins. Both Guaranteed to be amazing nights!

All proceeds from December 11th will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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Contact & Licensing info:
“Hermana Rosetta” written by Sam Phillips. 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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Gaby Moreno covers Sam Phillips

CqGExyMWIAQFStN 1024x919 Gaby Moreno covers Sam PhillipsHappy Release Day! Gaby Moreno covers Sam Phillips‘ “Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us” with “Hermana Rosetta” on her stunning new album Ilusión. Available today.

“It is a magnificent illustration of her fully developed skills as one of the more sophisticated singer/songwriters in our midst” – Allmusic.

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Sam Phillips – Ray Donovan

a poster of the television crime drama series on showtime ray donovan 1024x576 Sam Phillips   Ray DonovanHear a beautiful rendition of Sam Phillips‘ hit tune “Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us” sung by Kerris Dorsey (Bridget Donovan) in tonight’s episode of Ray Donovan /on Showtime.

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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us

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Last week, the Kennedy Center and the Grammy Museum announced that Robert Plant & Alison Krauss would appear in celebration of “Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster”. The concert will honor the musical legacy of Huddie William Ledbetter and will take place on April 25th at the Kennedy Center. More performers include Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, and Valerie June.

The pairing reminded us of Plant & Krauss’s brilliant 2007 album, Raising Sand which won Album of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards (plus all four other categories it was nominated for) and went on to sell over a million copies in the U.S. alone. The songs were hand-picked by producer T Bone Burnett including this week’s Top Tune, a stunning version of “Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us” written by our very own Sam Phillips.

The tune was recorded by Phillips herself a year later on her eleventh studio album, 2008′s Don’t Do Anything on Nonesuch Records. It was inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe as Sam explains:

“I was using her (Tharpe) to talk about the things that we can’t see that happen all around us – the inspiration, the good things that happen to us all the time, and where do those things from? I think through music and art is how we get to ecstatic experiences. There are other ways too, but I think for us the familiar ways are through music and art”.

We couldn’t agree more!

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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 Rounder Records c/o Concord Music Group.

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