The Perlich Post

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Zeca do Trombone & Roberto Sax's Brazilian rare groove gem finally reissued

Portugal's Mad About Records have reissued Zeca do Trombone & Roberto Sax's stellar 1976 album in a limited edition – out now. 

Chip Taylor previews his new album Whiskey Salesman

Here's Chip Taylor and pals playing the title track off his new Whiskey Salesman album out now on Train Wreck Records. 
Here's the scoop from Train Wreck Records...
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016 inductee Chip Taylor has been writing and performing for nearly 60 years and shows no sign of slowing down. The New York Times says it best, “If you only know him as the as the guy who wrote ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Angel of the Morning” — you don’t know him! Chip Taylor is making some of the most distinctive acoustic music around today.”

You can mailorder a copy of Chip's Whiskey Salesman right here
Whiskey Salesman, his latest in a remarkable string of recent albums, is at once both personal and universal.  It is an album filled with timeless, intimate love songs - poignant, meditative odes to life.  And drinking (in moderation) songs.  Their spirit is perhaps best captured by the videos Taylor has created for each and every song (included on a DVD).  Filmed at hisown apartment and local bar, and starring his wife and friends, Taylor welcomes everyone in to his warm, heartfelt world.

"Chip Taylor could've rested on his laurels years ago and still been way ahead of everybody else today.  Lucky for us he didn't and he's making some of the most relevant music out there," said Buddy Miller just last year. Since returning to music in 1996 he has enjoyed elder statesman stature within the Americana, contemporary folk and singer-songwriter scenes as an artist in his own right as well as in collaboration on albums and in performance with John Prine, Carrie Rodriguez, Kendel Carson and John Platania.  In a remarkable and prolific run, Taylor has released nearly an album a year since his return, each rising high on the Americana chart.  As England’s The Guardian notes, “Chip Taylor, like Johnny Cash, is well worth rediscovering by a new generation.”

Whiskey Salesman follows closely after his acclaimed Fix Your Words and A Song I Can Live, which Sweden's foremost music site, called "so powerful and packed with emotions. Joy, sadness, melancholy, a sense of humor. And an abundance of compassion and humanity. It's an album I will treasure forever. It will have a special place in my record collection, next to Bob Dylan's "Time Out Of Mind" and Leonard Cohen's "You Want It Darker". 2015's The Little Prayers Trilogy, was among the best-reviewed album of his long career.   Mojo called it "a masterpiece while Uncut said it was the ”Crowning glory of a storied career” and placed it on its Best of 2015 list. Country Music People gave it ”Five stars .. nothing comes close.”

Taylor has been involved in a series of amazing projects in the last several years. Norway’s premier folk singer, Paal Flaata, recorded a full album of Taylor songs, Wait By The Fire, and rode it to the Top 10 and a Norwegian Grammy nomination.  He joined with Carrie Rodriguez for a reunion tour in the fall behind the 10th Anniversary deluxe reissue of their Red Dog Tracks album.  The Grammy-nominated Yonkers NY (2009) shows his facility with storytelling within songs.  Last year, a lavish reissue of his three 1970s Warner Bros albums (including Last Chance) was released to great fanfare. 2019 may also bring a new book/CD, Son Of A Golf Pro, which combines Taylor's story of growing up on the golf course with often hilarious songs about the sport.

“If names like Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt mean anything to you, you should make a point of discovering Chip Taylor,” urges critic Anthony DeCurtis. “Whether you know it or not, he’s earned his way into that exalted company.”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Happy Birthday Billy Wright!

Remembering the influential Billy Wright with "Live The Life" and "Blues For My Baby"

Sonic Cathedral issuing Luna 7" as part of Singles Club series

Luna's cover of Thunderclap Newman's "Something In The Air" is due June 20th – find out more about Sonic Cathedral's Singles Club right here.

R.I.P. Dave "Bookie" Bookman, 1960-2019

Sadly, Dave Bookman, a passionate supporter of Canuck indie music, has passed away. He'll be greatly missed. 

That time Bob Neuwirth sang "Rock Salt & Nails" at the Gaslight Café

Here's singer/songwriter Bob Neuwirth singing the Utah Phillips classic in Greenwhich Village back in 1967. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Happy Birthday Rufus Harley!

Remembering jazz bagpiper Rufus Harley on his day with clips from "To Tell The Truth" and "I've Got A Secret".