T Bone Burnett has produced Rhiannon Giddens’ debut solo album Tomorrow Is My Turn< ,/em> which is set for a February 10, 2015 release.
Giddens, of course, is a member of the New Basement Tapes band, and was a major contributor to Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes.
I like her version of “Shake Sugaree,” and “Black is the Color” is interesting.
Joan Baez, of course, recorded “Black is the Color” in the ’60s, and Bob Dylan had the line “Where black is the color, where none is the number” in “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.”
I’m looking forward to hearing what Giddens does with Geeshie Wiley’s amazing “Last Kind Words.”
Check out three songs off the album.
“Black is the Color”:
“Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind”:
Album track listing:
Last Kind Words (Geeshie Wiley)
Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind (Dolly Parton)
Waterboy (Jacques Wolfe)
She’s Got You (Hank Cochran)
Up Above My Head (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
Tomorrow Is My Turn (Charles Aznavour/Marcel Stellman/Yves Stéphane)
Black Is the Color (Traditional, arr. Rhiannon Giddens)
Round About the Mountain (Traditional, arr. Roland Hayes)
Shake Sugaree (Elizabeth Cotten)
O Love Is Teasin’ (Traditional, arr. Rhiannon Giddens)
Angel City (Rhiannon Giddens)
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