Wednesday, May 26, 2021

By the time I make Albuquerque

You can always depend on King Solomon to apply his considerable skills to a song you’ve heard a million times and give it new meaning, mood, color. . . .

Solomon Burke • By the Time I Get to Phoenix • 1968

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Fairweather friend

A new-ish track from the former Feufollet singer.

Anna Laura Edmiston • Fairweather Friend • 2010

Get it: After Hours at Valcour Records

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

I don’t know what you’ve got

Roll over Little Richard, tell Covay and Hendrix the news? Um, not really. But for a cover of an absolutely unassailable performance, Mr. Milem comes pretty durn close.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

After you get rid of me

If Charlie Rich’s 1961 Phillips original is Charlie Rich personified, then Jerry Lee Lewis’ take, recorded eighteen years later, is remade in Jerry’s image—as always, and with a whistling outro as a bonus.