Huey Lewis And The News :: Soulsville


Na een stilte van negen jaar zijn Huey Lewis And The News terug. En hoe! In de legendarische Ardent Studio in Memphis heeft de groep een gloedvol eerbetoon aan de soulmuziek van het Stax label opgenomen. De CD heet Soulsville en doet denken aan wat de Blues Brothers deden met de muziek waar ze zo van hielden. Covers van onder andere Wilson Pickett (Don’t Fight It), Otis Redding (Just One More Day), Isaac Hayes (het titelnummer) en twee keer de net overleden Solomon Burke (Got To Get You Off My Mind en Cry To Me). Een dans- en feestplaat van de bovenste plank.

Grammy winners Huey Lewis And The News release their first album in nine years. Recorded at the historic Ardent studios in Memphis, the album features 14 classic songs from the vaults of Stax, considered to be the pre-eminent soul music label in the U.S. Ably paying tribute to the rich Stax legacy, Huey Lewis And The News are joined by their long time horn section to capture the energy and excitement of the recordings originally made in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

“We’re especially proud of the collection.” says Lewis, who has been previewing material from the album while on a critically acclaimed summer U.S. tour. “There should be a number of surprises for everyone.”

Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, Huey Lewis and The News play a brand of straight-ahead rock and roll that has outlasted countless trends, selling over 20 million albums and earning Grammy Awards along the way.  The group still performs around 100 shows a year.  Lewis has enjoyed recent success on screen and stage as well, acting on the hit television show “Hot in Cleveland”, and performing in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Chicago”.

Don’t Fight It / Got To Get You Off My Mind / Free / Respect Yourself / Cry To Me / Just One More Day / Never Found A Girl / Soulsville / Little Sally Walker / I Want To (Do Everything For You) / Just The One (I’ve Been Looking For) / Don’t Let The Green Grasas Fool You / Never Like This Before / Grab This Thing.



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