Saturday, October 14, 2006


Tuffy picked up a copy of Nashville by Solomon Burke today. This recording is positioned as Mr. Burke's return to his "country roots". It features vocals by Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin and Patty Loveless - and songs Tom T. Hall, George Jones, dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Kevin Welch and more. It was produced by Buddy Miller and recorded in Buddy Miller's house. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a hokey-dokey country record. It may have some country licks here and there but it is a beautiful, beautiful soul album. As soon as the record starts with Tom T. Hall's That's how I got to Memphis, you know you're into something special here. 5/5 salties.

Here is an excellent review of Nashville from Pop Matters.

1 comment:

Radmila said...

I loves me some solomon burke