Posted in Record Labels/New Releases, tagged Alejandro Escovedo, Charlie Sexton & The Mystic Knights of the Sea, Dave Alvin, Delbert McClinton, Doug Sahm, Flaco Jimenez with the West Side Horns, Freda & the Firedogs, Greg Dulli, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe 'King' Carrasco & Texas Tornados, Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm, Little Willie G., Los Lobos, Shawn Sahm, Terry Allen, The Gourds on January 23, 2009 |
To celebrate his unique career and influential legacy, Vanguard Records will release Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm on March 24, 2009. This stunning collection includes exciting new renditions of Doug’s most indelible songs, performed by an incredible line-up of artists. Keep Your Soul will mark the tenth anniversary of Sahm’s death in 1999.
The final recording sessions were completed in January. Little Willie G., well-known as the vocalist in both Thee Midniters (“Whitter Blvd.”) and Malo, recorded Sahm’s Top 10 1965 hit “She’s About a Mover.” The session was produced by Ry Cooder, and features Cooder on guitar, along with son Joachim Cooder (drums), Robert Francis (bass) and Willie G.’s son Jacob Garcia on background vocals. (more…)
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Posted in Organizations, tagged Alejandro Escovedo, Americana, Americana Music Association, Band of Heathens, hayes Carll, James McMurtry, John Hiatt, Levon Helm, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Ryan Bingham, Steve Earle, Tift Merritt on December 17, 2008 |
Monday December 15th marked the year ending chart for 2008 and with this chart, we are excited to announce that our friends at Amazon.com will be posting our Top Ten on the Americana Landing Page moving forward into the New Year. Visit our landing page and click on the Airplay Chart box on the right hand side of the page to see what’s hot.
Also, today we announce the Annual Americana Top 100 albums. The Top Ten most played records, as charted on the Americana Airplay Chart include:
- Hayes Carll
- James McMurtry
- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
- Steve Earle
- Tift Merritt
- Ryan Bingham
- John Hiatt
- Band of Heathens
- Levon Helm
- Alejandro Escovedo
Click here to view the full Top 100!
We have had a great year; our chart remains a fixture at R&R Magazine and with its placement in other periodicals like Rolling Stone Magazine and Country (in the UK) the americana movement continues to grow.
Submitted by Jed Hilly, executive director, the Americana Music Association
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