Album News: Cyndi Lauper Gets the ‘Memphis Blues’
Girls may just wanna have fun, but everybody gets the blues sometimes. Pop icon, Cyndi Lauper, will attest to this on 9th July, when she releases an all-new album of blues cover songs, with appearences by legendary artists including B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Allen Toussaint, Ann Peebles and Charlie Musselwhite
‘Memphis Blues’ was recorded this March at Electraphonic Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, will be released on Mercer Street recordings – home of Ozomatli and Brett Dennen.
Produced by Scott Bomar and mixed by longtime collaborator William Wittman, Memphis Blues is gritty and full of life. As well as appearances from King, Lang and Toussaint, Memphis Blues session players include Stax veterans Lester Snell and Skip Pitts, and Hi Rhythm Section alums Leroy Hodges and Howard Grimes, studio careerists who cut their teeth recording with the likes of Isaac Hayes and Al Green.
After 25 million albums sold, 13 Grammy Award nominations, two Emmy Awards, two American Music Awards, and 18 MTV Video Music Awards, Cyndi Lauper continues to lead as a singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and activist.
You can check out video from the ‘Memphis Blues’ recording sessions at Cyndi Lauper’s YouTube channel.
Video: Cyndi Lauper – “Down So Low” Recording Session
‘Memphis Blues’ is out 9th July on Mercer Street