Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Paul Rodgers Covers Otis Redding
On his new studio album, The Royal Sessions, rock legend Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company) pays tribute to the iconic soul music of Memphis, Tennessee. The LP, recorded at Willie Mitchell's revered Royal Studios, finds Rodgers tackling classics from artists like Otis Redding, Albert King and Sam Cooke. Using a roster of veteran session players (including organist Reverend Charles Hodges, guitarist Michael Stoll and the Royal Horns), Rodgers aimed for an authentic live feel, even recording all the basic tracks live onto analog tape.
The Royal Sessions will be released on 429 Records on February 4, 2014. In the meantime, check out the stream of "I've Been Loving You Too Long," which finds Rodgers interpreting a Redding gem. source