Ruthie Foster Lets It Rip On “Stone Love”

The spectacular Ruthie Foster, ladies and gents, singin’ the pajamas offa “Stone Love” on her “The Truth According to Ruthie Foster” album. This lady can sing for real, and her all-star backing band on this is solid badness. That’s the great Robben Ford cutting it up on guitar, and The Memphis Horns blazing away, to give you an idea, and the whole thing was captured at Memphis’ legendary Ardent Studios. Hot.

Ruthie Foster
“Stone Love” (download mp3)
from “The Truth According to Ruthie Foster”
(Proper Records)
“Stone Love” (play)
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Mary Gauthier’s “Sideshow” Takes Center Stage

The magnificent Mary Gauthier, ladies and gentlemen. My god, this is sweet. I could rave about Gauthier’s exquisite vocal delivery on this original penned by her, for an hour, but that wouldn’t leave time to gush over the playful fiddle arrangement, heart-melting trombone leads, sublime keyboard accompaniment, or the slitheringly sexy rhythm section. Think Johnny Cash’s long lost sister goes to New Orleans. An absolute joy.

Mary Gauthier
“Sideshow” (download mp3)
from “The Foundling”
(Proper Records)
“Sideshow” (play)
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Huey Lewis and The News – “Little Sally Walker”

Huey Lewis, is he still alive? I love the album cover drawn by Lamar Sorrento. And I love this week’s winner, “Little Sally Walker.”

Huey Lewis and The News
“Little Sally Walker” (download mp3)
from “Soulsville (Amazon Exclusive)”
(Proper Records)
Little Sally Walker (play)

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Huey Lewis and The News – “Little Sally Walker”

No I didn’t. Yes I did! “Soulsville” is a cover album of classic Stax recordings that inspired the 80’s Marin County hitmakers in their youth. “Little Sally Walker” was originally recorded by the gr8 Rufas Thomas. Here’s Huey & company doing a labor of love.

Huey Lewis and The News
“Little Sally Walker” (download mp3)
from “Soulsville (Amazon Exclusive)”
(Proper Records)
Little Sally Walker (play)

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