V/A feat. Blues Explosion – Sunday Nights: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough (CD, US)

7 February 2005 Fat Possum FP1018-2
01. The Stooges – You Better Run Version # 1
02. Spiritualized – Sad Days Lonely Nights
03. Blues Explosion – Meet Me In The City
04. Heartless Bastards – Done Got Old
05. The Black Keys – My Mind Is Rambling
06. Pete Yorn – I Feel Good Again
07. Cat Power And Entrance – Do The Romp
08. The Fiery Furnaces – I’m Leaving
09. All Night Long – Mark Lanegan
10. Thee Shams – Release Me
11. Jim White – Done Got Old
12. Outrageous Cherry – Lord Have Mercy On Me
13. Whitey Kirst – Pull Your Clothes Off
14. Jack Oblivian – I’m In Love With You
15. The Ponys – Burn In Hell
16. The Stooges – You Better Run Version #2
V/A feat. Blues Explosion - Sunday Nights: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough (CD, US)  - Cover
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NOTES:
Junior Kimbrough covers album issued in DigiPak with clear tray and reply card, also released in Australia with a second CD.

Includes the Blues Explosion (featuring Elliott Smith) cover of Meet Me In The City released by Junior Kimbrough on All Night Long (RELEASE / LYRICS).

The Blues Explosion cover was also released on the Hot Gossip 7″ single and Snack Cracker.

SONG CREDITS:
Mastered by Mark Yoshida @ AutoGraphic Masterworks, Memphis, TN.

01. The Stooges – You Better Run Version # 1
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Vocals: Iggy Pop
Guitars: Ron Asheton
Drums: Scott Asheton
Bass: Mike Watt
Produced: Mattew Johnson and Bruce Watson
Recorded and Mixed: Bruce Watson at Thrilla Park Studio, Clawson, MI and the Money Shot, Water Valley, MS.

02. Spiritualized – Sad Days Lonely Nights
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Vocals and Guitar: Spaceman
Drums: Kevin Bales
Percussion: Tom Edwards
Bass: Richard Warren
Guitar: John Coxon
Guitar: Tony Foster
Produced: Spaceman

03. Blues Explosion – Meet Me In The City
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Vocals and Guitar: Jon Spencer
Guitar: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simmons [sic]
Acoustic Guitar: Elliott Smith
Recorded at New Monkey by Elliott Smith
Mixed: Bruce Watson and Matthew Johnson at the Money Shot, Water Valley, MS.

04. Heartless Bastards – Done Got Old
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Vocals and Guitar: Erika Wennerstrom
Bass: Mike Lamping
Drums: Kevin Vaugn
Recorded and Mixed at the Money Shot by Bruce Watson

05. The Black Keys – My Mind Is Rambling
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Vocals and Guitar: Dan Auerbach
Drums and Production: Patrick Carney

06. Pete Yorn – I Feel Good Again
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Produced: Pete Yorn
Recorded: Mark ‘Doc’ Dauer at the Clinic, CA.
Special thanks to Miss Lydia Cass

07. Cat Power And Entrance – Do The Romp
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Big Legal Mess administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Recorded and Produced by Chris Coady at Headgear Studios, Willansburg, Brooklyn
Assisted by Dan Long

08. The Fiery Furnaces – I’m Leaving
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Singing: Elanor Friedberger
Playing: Mattehw Friedberger
Produced: Mattehw Friedberger
Recorded by Jay Braun at Melody Lanes

09. All Night Long – Mark Lanegan
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Vocals: Mark Lanegan
Guitar: David Catching
Additional Guitar, Hammond Organ and Percussion: Mathias Schneeberger
Produced: Mathias Schneeberger
Recorded at Donner and Blitzen

10. Thee Shams – Release Me
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Big Legal Mess administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Vocals: Zach Gabbard
Guitar And Gabbard
Drums: Keith Fox
Keyboard: Joey Seballi
Bass: Max Blender
Produced by John Curley and Thee Shams
Recorded by John Curley at Ultrasuede Studios

11. Jim White – Done Got Old
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Lead Vocals/Slide Guitar/Percussion/Keys: Jim White
Bass Guitar: Steve Maples
Back-Up Vocals: Mama Lucky

12. Outrageous Cherry – Lord Have Mercy On Me
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Vocals/Guitar: Matthew Smith
Guitar: Larry Ray
Drums: Carey Gustafson
Bass: Courtney Sheedy
Cosmic Drone: Cary Loren
Produced by Matthew Smith
Recorded by Chris Fachini at Thrilla Park Studio, Clawson, MI.

13. Whitey Kirst – Pull Your Clothes Off
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Produced/Recorded/Performed: Whitey Kirst

14. Jack Oblivian – I’m In Love With You
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Big Legal Mess administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Produced/Recorded/Performed: Jack Oblivian

15. The Ponys – Burn In Hell
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Bottleneck Guitar/Vocals: Jered
Bass: Melissa
Guitar: Ian
Drums: Nathan
Recorded/Produced: by Jered ub Jered and Melissa’s kitchen

16. The Stooges – You Better Run Version #2
Writer: Junior Kimbrough
Published: Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI)
Vocals: Iggy Pop
Guitars: Ron Asheton
Drums: Scott Asheton
Bass: Mike Watt
Produced: Mattew Johnson and Bruce Watson
Recorded and Mixed: Bruce Watson at Thrilla Park Studio, Clawson, MI and the Money Shot, Water Valley, MS.

SLEEVE NOTES / INFORMATION:
“Nothing you can say about David ‘Junior’ Kimbrough can prepare people for what they will hear when they listen to his music. Junior’s guitar playing – a churning cauldron of African-derived riffs and drones. It’s a sound that simultaneously suggests mad celebration and terrifying darkness, an endless lifetime of magical possibilities and the apocalyptic foreclosure of any escape from despair A devastatingly charged link back to the deepest, most unruly sources of the blues, that sound was Junior’s alone, and it left this world with him when he died in 1998 at the age of 67.

For decades Junior ran a raucous juke joint near Chulahoma, Mississippi, and all of his albums channel the intensity of that steamy, smouldering environment, he did not even release an album before he was 62; before then, his recorded output was limited to a handful of one off tracks. In the six years before he died, however, Junior made his mark. More important, his mesmerizing, bone-chilling guitar lines, ageless and timeless, continue to make their way out in the world, leaving no one who has heard them at all the same.

-Anthony DeCurtis”

“Though the world doesn’t need another tribute record, it does need to know about Junior Kimbrough and this is an excellent start. If you would like to hear the original compositions from the man himself, pick up You Better Run, The Essential Junior Kimbrough, also on Fat Possum. And if for some reason you don’t like it, return it directly to us for a refund.

– Matthew Johnson”

All songs published by Mockingbird Blues administered by Wixen Music (BMI) except 7, 10 and 14 published by Big Legal Mess administered by Wixen Music (BMI).

Iggy Pop appears courtesy of Virgin records. Spiritualized appears courtesy of Sanctuary Records. Pete Yorn appears courtesy of Columbia Records. Jim White appears courtesy of Luaka Bop. Fiery Furnaces appear courtesy of Rough Trade. Cat Power appears courtesy of Matador. The Ponys appear courtesy of In The Red.

Special Thanks to Lydia Cass, David Raccugila, Art Collins, Mark Trajano, Jay Babcock, Marc Marot, Mike Pratt, Matt Hickey, Boche Billions, Scott Comeasu, Brian Duck.

Mastered by Mark Yoshida @ AutoGraphic Masterworks, Memphis, TN.

Cover photo of Junior Kimbrough’s juke joint by Philip K. Ensley.

Design by TODA New York

Manufactured and Distributed by Fat Possum Records
P.O. Box 1923, Oxford, MS 38655

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Cover Photo: Philip K. Ensley.
Design: TODA, New York

BARCODE: 7 67981 10182 8

MATRIX: “FR1018-2 Rev. CD 4502 01 IFPILL27”

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