Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
GA Russell

Loudon Wainwright III - I'd Rather Lead a Band

2 posts in this topic

 
 

Thirty Tigers

 
cover-8fa3f8ca445c452f8b7f7938dc7b8350-f
 
  Artist Title Time    
 
 
 
  Loudon Wainwright III A Ship Without a Sail 03:57    
  Loudon Wainwright III You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) 02:59    
  Loudon Wainwright III A Perfect Day 02:40    
 
 

Loudon Wainwright III

 

"A Ship Without A Sail"

"You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)"

"A Perfect Day"

 

From his new album I'd Rather Lead A Band

 

Available October 9

 

Rolling Stone Feature

 

 

Loudon Wainwright III's new album is a collaboration with Vince Giordano and his band

The Nighthawks, and producer and music supervisor Randall Poster. 

The 14-song collection is a loose, fresh, and “anti-nostalgic” take on classic songs from the 1920s and ‘30s featuring Wainwright as singer and band leader.    

 

As interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Wainwright and Giordano’s big band present a perfectly paced supper club set of songs by Irving Berlin, Fats Waller, Frank Loesser and others with nimble phrasing and an approach that lets the songs lead the way, like a dance partner.  

 

For Wainwright, I’d Rather Lead A Band was also a welcome chance to take a break from playing his guitar and singing in what he calls his “somewhat misanthropic, occasionally goofy persona.” “I loved the idea of just being a vocalist,” he says. “It was freeing, because I could shed my Loudon Wainwright III-ness. I will no doubt return to my foremost incarnation, but what a pleasure it was to settle back with this marvelous band and sing these songs.”

 

image-f62baf109527454bafde6baf6e7b637e-f

 

www.lw3.com

icon_facebook_48x48.pngicon_twitter_48x48.png

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the heads up. I very much like his contributions to Giordano's Boardwalk Empire albums.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.