28 May 2017

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 28 May 2017
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Photo: Jay Vee Records

Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios, Memphis, Tennessee

Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios, Memphis, Tennessee Photo: Thomas R Machnitzki CC3.0

Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee were the home of the Hi label, which gave the world the best of Al Green and Ann Peebles.

Now bluesman, Robert Cray has gone to the studio to record his 18th studio album, his 23rd in total. But it's not just the studio as mere location, he's joined with members of the legendary Hi Rhythm Section for an album of originals and covers that effectively pays tribute to Memphis Soul.

William Dart works his way slowly to this new album by way of some tracks from Cray's earlier discs.

Music Details

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'Playin' With My Friends' (Cray/Walker) – B. B. King and Robert Cray
Lucille & Friends
(MCA)

'Too Many Cooks' (Dixon) – Robert Cray
Who's Been Talkin'
(Digimode)

'Don't You Even Care' (Cray) – Robert Cray
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
(Mercury)

'Renew Blues' (Cray et al) – Robert Cray
Shoulda Been Home
(Ryko)

'Help Me Forget' (Cray) – Robert Cray
Shoulda Been Home
(Ryko)

'I Can't Stand The Rain' (Peebles) – Ann Peebles
I Can't Stand the Rain
(Fat Possum)

'You Had My Heart' (Cray) – Robert Cray
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
(Jay Vee)

'I Don't Care' (Rice) – Robert Cray
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
(Jay Vee)