Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lattimore Brown - I've Got Everything (My Baby Needs)

I've Got Everything (My Baby Needs)

Hey everybody! Just dropping in here to give ya a shout out about a couple of things...

First of all I am pleased to announce the launching of the brand new website sirlattimorebrown.com

That's right, Sir Lattimore has his very own site that will serve as the place to be for all things Lattimore from here on in. Please check it out and add it to your bookmarks!

This rockin' record we have here today was the flip of Lattimore's first 45 for Sound Stage 7, the monumental I'm Not Through Lovin' You. Like it's A side, it was written by Allen Orange and recorded at STAX in 1965 (which is kind of cool, considering that a Jacob Blickenstaff portrait of him is being displayed on a full size poster at the entrance to The Stax Museum as we speak). Check out Al Jackson and Duck Dunn, man, just locked in to that pocket... sweet.

And now, speaking of firsts, I am also pleased to announce that Sir Lattimore's first recording in almost 35 years has just been released by Bob Wilson's Real Thing Records.

Cut both at Willie Mitchell's Royal Studio in Memphis and Wilson's own Star-Gate Recording in Detroit, Sir Lattimore is joined by Soul legends like Skip Pitts and Pat Lewis on this extended play CD single pulled from his forthcoming full length Real Thing album, Soul Survivor.

As a special promotion, Bob and I are offering a free copy of the new release to the first five people to send me an email entry with the correct answer to the following Sir Lattimore trivia question:

Where and when was Sir Lattimore Brown born (what year, and in what town)?

Good luck, and please be sure to include your street address... if you're not one of the lucky winners, don't worry you can still pick up your own copy over at Real Thing Records.

Thanks! -red

Monday, November 02, 2009

Still Life In Soul

It does our heart good to see that one of the awesome photographs that Jacob Blickenstaff took at our Sir Lattimore Brown benefit at the Banks Street Bar in New Orleans last April has been selected by The Soulsville Foundation for use on a poster advertising the upcoming Still Life In Soul exhibit at The Stax Museum. The exhibit, which features thirty nine other stunning Blickenstaff portraits of some of our soul heroes, opens this Friday, November 6th.

The museum will be kicking things off right, with an Opening Reception and Stax Family Reunion (which presumably means that folks like William Bell and Eddie Floyd will be in attendance) beginning at 7pm.

Now, if I could only convince the bride that it was time for another road trip...