Two-CD and Digital release by Grammy® Award-winner contains new liner notes from Flemons and photography by Music Maker Relief Foundation founder Timothy Duffy.
"'Who Sang It First,' is about blues history, which is black history."
"Derek suggesting this song to me was what got the whole project started."
“I wanted to do a traditional blues album — all the stuff I used to play when I was younger." - Alex Dixon
The song features Chris Smither on guitar, and Herb Gardner on trombone, with Vance singing and giggling.
Ten years in the making, this film achieves exactly what Joann originally set out for: to find “that one thread that runs through somebody’s life that explains how they got this level of success,” as she puts it.
When Booker performs at Chicago City Winery on November 14th for an ambitious 8 pm set, he’ll begin with a reading from Time is Tight and stick around afterwards to greet fans and autograph books.