Top Tune of the Week

Week of April 6, 2011

Sam Phillips - I Need Love

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. It does not get better than this…

Check out the video for “I Need Love” HERE
Lyrics to “I Need Love” HERE
Brand new “Best of Sam Phillips” songbook now available from Hal Leonard!

Contact & Licensing info: Master controlled by EMI Music Group,
“I Need Love” is published by Eden Bridge Music (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, A Notable Music company


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