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Lucinda Williams - Southern Soul: From Memphis To Muscle Shoals & More (2021) {Lu's Jukebox In Studio Concert Series, Vol. 2}

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Lucinda Williams - Southern Soul: From Memphis To Muscle Shoals & More (2021) {Lu's Jukebox In Studio Concert Series, Vol. 2}

Lucinda Williams - Southern Soul: From Memphis To Muscle Shoals & More (2021) {Lu's Jukebox In Studio Concert Series, Vol. 2}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 363 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Folk / Alternative Country Rock / Heartland Rock / Americana
Highway 20 Records #H2008

The second in a series of albums drawn from livestream concerts Lucinda Williams presented to benefit independent music venues hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lu's Jukebox, Vol. 2: Southern Soul – From Memphis to Muscle Shoals is the sort of album so well-suited to her gifts that one wonders why she didn't do this sooner. As a performer, Williams has never shied away from showing off the influence of vintage blues and R&B, and for this LP, she covers nine classic soul tunes from the 1960s and early '70s, with two ringers added for seasoning: a lean and swampy take on Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billy Joe" and a slow, sensuous reimagining of her own "Still I Long for Your Kiss."

Mt. Desolation - Mt. Desolation (2010)

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Mt. Desolation - Mt. Desolation (2010)

Mt. Desolation - Mt. Desolation (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans ~ 34 Mb
Atternative Country-Rock, Alt. Country, Indie Folk | Label: V2 | # VVR751758 | 00:49:13

‘Tis the season for country-themed side projects. Just a few weeks before Mt. Desolation’s release, Tired Pony – another indie rock supergroup with rootsy inclinations – issued their own debut. What was billed as a country album turned out to be little more than standard pop/rock, though, which makes Mt. Desolation’s debut – recorded by a loose group of British musicians, with Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin serving as co-captains – all the more charming. The best songs here sound like genuine Americana, not pop songs dressed up in acoustic guitars and cowboy shirts, and even the filler material has a cohesion that’s rare for most first-time supergroups. “The Midnight Ghost,” with its barroom ambience and harmony vocals, is a woozy Western ballad that takes its cues from Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, while “Platform 7” – featuring the Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci on percussion – is bar band country-rock, filled with all the twangy trimmings that the Killers attempted (with mixed results) on Sam’s Town.

Lucinda Williams - Runnin' Down A Dream: A Tribute To Tom Petty (2021) {Lu's Jukebox In Studio Concert Series Vol. 1}

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Lucinda Williams - Runnin' Down A Dream: A Tribute To Tom Petty (2021) {Lu's Jukebox In Studio Concert Series Vol. 1}

Lucinda Williams - Runnin' Down A Dream: A Tribute To Tom Petty (2021) {Lu's Jukebox In Studio Concert Series Vol. 1}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 419 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Heartland Rock / Alternative Country Rock / Contemporary Folk / Americana
Highway 20 Records #H2007

Lucinda Williams is a daughter of the American South, born in Louisiana, who is proud of her heritage while also understanding the contradictions and the baggage that come with that. Tom Petty was a native Floridian who also loved the South without harboring illusions about it, and so it makes sense that Williams would be a Petty fan, and not simply as one gifted songwriter respecting another. As part of her Lu’s Jukebox series, designed to help independent music venues shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Williams has cut a set of her favorite Tom Petty tunes, and Runnin’ Down a Dream: A Tribute to Tom Petty is long on songs about Southern life, including “Gainesville,” “Down South,” “Rebels,” “Southern Accents,” and “Louisiana Rain.”