'When I Rise' works not just because of its variety, but also because of the performances. Morin's voice is exciting and his guitar playing impressive.
Through extensive research and interviews, 'Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story' chronicles the tale of one of the most unusual labels to emerge from the 1950s. Shedding new light on Nashville’s rich history as much more than a country-music town.
"Mule" stands out as consummate Townsend. Omnivore Recordings' inclusion of the eight previously unissued tracks is a gift to the entire blues loving world.
His friendship with Levon Helm led to an introduction to Leon Russell, who got Davis into session work. He joined Taj Mahal around that same time, playing guitar and piano on Mahal's first three albums and co-writing some of the songs.
"'Head Held High' is a song I wrote that is close to literally true," Margolin shared.
Check out this video of Colin James breaking down each song, one by one, from his recent release 'Miles To Go'.
"I grew up poor man. I grew up with black folks and white folks, and the common denominator was that we were poor folks." - Boscoe France