Macy Gray – Stripped

Macy Gray’s Stripped is an acoustic gem. Jazz is her true calling and we are its direct beneficiaries.

David and Norman Chesky of Chesky Records have produced Macy Gray in a wondrously  natural setting.

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I’d love to sit in a small jazz club to connect with Macy Gray and her ensemble. The stellar session musicians assemble a rich groove within their dynamic interplay.

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Macy’s vocal treatise of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” envelops the listener inside a warm blanket of respect.

My favorite piece after first listens is  the last track, “Lucy”. I love how it leaves me wanting more.  I hope that Chesky Records and Macy Gray have other music in store for  fans in 2017.

Jack White – Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

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I was very moved by Jack White’s performance last night. My interpretation of his raw emotions was that he was thinking about Meg. An honest expression of the solo acoustic medley of White Stripes hits “Love Is the Truth” and “You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket”.

 

 

Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

Jack White announces a career-spanning new release: Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016, out September 9 on double CD, double LP, and digitally via Third Man/Columbia. It’s a 26-track compilation that features album tracks, B-sides, and alternate takes of songs by the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, as well as selections from White’s solo catalog. Acoustic Recordings also includes the unreleased White Stripes song “City Lights.”

The song was originally written for  The White Stripes album, Get Behind Me Satan, but wasn’t finished until this year. According to a press release, “The track is the first new, worldwide commercially released White Stripes song since 2008.”

Acoustic Recordings also comes with liner notes by noted music journalist, Greil Marcus. The track list is in chronological order.

This is another must have for my collection.

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