Sunday Nights - The Songs Of Junior Kimbrough

*****12 beers out of 12*****

There are a few musicians more deserving of a tribute than the late Junior Kimbrough. There may be bluesmen of greater fame, but the Mississippi native was among the best. Kimbrough's earthy, groove-heavy approach was somewhat akin to that of John Lee Hooker. Not one of the rock artists on this compilation sounds exactly like him, but all capture different aspects of his artistry. Iggy and the Stooges, who toured with Kimbrough, capture his raw sexuality (two versions of "You Better Run"), while Jon Spencer ("Meet Me in the City") and Mark Lanegan ("All Night Long") capture the subtlety of his singing. The strongest track comes from the Black Keys ("My Mind is Ramblin'"), who capture his grungey guitar sound (they've been covering him for years). The other artists are just as successful, even the Fiery Furnaces ("I'm Leaving"), who sound the least like Kimbrough, but capture his indomitable spirit. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Sunday Nights - The Songs of Junior Kimbrough
Fat Possum 2005 -MP3 VBR 192k -81,5 MB

01. You Better Run Version #1 - Iggy And The Stooges
02. Sad Days Lonely Nights - Spiritualized
03. Meet Me In The City - Blues Explosion
04. Done Got Old - Heartless Bastards
05. My Mind Is Ramblin' - The Black Keys
06. I Feel Good Again - Pete Yorn
07. Do The Romp - Cat Power
08. I'm Leaving - The Fiery Furnaces
09. All Night Long - Mark Lanegan
10. Release Me - Thee Shams
11. Done Got Old - Jim White
12. Lord Have Mercy On Me - Outrageous Cherry
13. Pull Your Clothes Off - Whitey Kirst
14. I'm In Love With You - Jack Oblivian
15. Burn In Hell - The Ponys
16. You Better Run Version #2 - Iggy And The Stooges


1 comment:

McBoozo the Clown said...

I've had this one for a while and I think it gets better with every listen. Great stuff, thanks for sharing!