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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’s brilliant 2007 album, Raising Sand won Album of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards (plus all four other categories it was nominated for) and is closing in on two million copies sold 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 and beautifully covered in Spanish by Gaby Moreno in 2016. 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!
Contact & Licensing info:
Sam Phillips is published by Eden Bridge Music/Some Kind Of Music, LLC (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth – firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Big Deal Music Group – contact: Jennifer Falco, email@example.com. Master controlled by Rounder Records c/o Concord Music Group.