Thursday, November 20, 2014

Last Kind Words

So I just heard about the new Rhiannon Giddens album - Tomorrow is My Turn.  And lo and behold, the opening track is her arrangement of that timeless Geeshie Wiley song.  From the press kit:
Giddens charts a clear path through Tomorrow Is My Turn: “We start off with the unknown and end up with the specific.” Opening track “Last Kind Words” dates back to a rare 1930 78 “race record” and a largely unknown singer named Geeshie Wiley. To Giddens, “The timbre of the singer’s voice, the uniqueness of the chord structure…it reminds me of my grandmother and that era.”
She's outstanding in the Chocolate Drops.  And I can't wait to see how the album turns out.. 

Also, Zola Jesus at the Black Cat on 1/29. 

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