Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton & Lee Ann Womack – Gotta Serve Somebody (2018)

“The terrific must-see Muscle Shoals documentary from 2013 kick-started a revival of sorts for the music that emerged, perhaps exploded is more appropriate, from this sleepy Alabama town. That set the stage for a musical follow-up tribute which finds 17 diverse roots acts offering their own interpretations to a variety of songs recorded there.” Source

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Tom Waits – The Soul Of A Man


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“Waits nails Johnson’s signature growling vocals and slide guitar work, and the production gives the track and old-timey feel, almost as if it were actually recorded in the 1920s. Altogether, it’s a toe-tapping homage to one of blues’ more publicly underrated legends, a man whose recording of “Dark Was The Night – Cold Was The Ground” was deemed important enough to be included on the gold record aboard Voyager 1.
The full album, entitled God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson, is out Feb. 26.”