Thursday, July 30, 2009

Let It Roll

Yim Yames--aka Jim James, aka the frontman for Louisville, KY's country-funk-whatever outfit, My Morning Jacket--is releasing Tribute To on August 4, a collection of George Harrison covers James (or Yames...) recorded shortly after Harrison's death in 2001. The short EP not only showcases James' ability to turn even iconic songs into his own, but it also reaffirms what a hell of a songwriter The Quiet One was. The tracklist includes two Beatles tunes: perhaps the most underrated Harrison song, "Long, Long, Long"(off the White Album); and the song that set off the Indian music craze of the late '60s, Revolver's "Love You To," which James turns into a brooding Appalachian folk tune courtesy of some wicked banjo picking. The rest of the cuts all come from Harrison's brilliant solo debut, All Things Must Pass. You can stream the album here and pre-order the album here. James offers up several options for payment, including a bundled package of digital, CD, and limited edition vinyl versions of Tribute To, with some of the proceeds going to help Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

1. Long, Long, Long
2. Behind That Locked Door
3. Love You To
4. My Sweet Lord
5. Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
6. All Things Must Pass

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