To celebrate the release of the “Don’t Explain” album – a collaboration between American singer-songwriter Beth Hart and the acclaimed blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, the duo are making their version of Delaney & Bonnie’s classic “Well, Well” available as a free MP3 download single. All you have to do is sign up to http://jbxp.net/, input your email address, and you will receive the free download.
CD, Digital Download and 12” Vinyl editions of “Don’t Explain” will be released in the UK and Europe on Monday 26th September, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK. Click here to pre-order.
Produced by Kevin Shirley (John Hiatt, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion), “Don’t Explain” combines Hart’s raspy and soulful vocals against Bonamassa’s signature guitar sound. The pair collaborate on a stunning collection of hand-picked soul classics from the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, Tom Waits, Etta James, Billie Holiday, and Aretha Franklin.
Don’t Explain’ – Album Track listing
1. Sinner’s Prayer (Ray Charles w/ B.B. King)
2. Chocolate Jesus (Tom Waits)
3. Your Heart Is As Black As Night (Melody Gardot)
4. For My Friend (Bill Withers)
5. Don’t Explain (Billie Holiday)
6. I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James)
7. Something’s Got A Hold On Me (Etta James)
8. I’ll Take Care Of You (Gil Scott-Heron)
9. Well, Well (Delaney & Bonnie)
10. Ain’t No Way (Aretha Franklin)
Keyboards – Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion), Tony Carey (Rainbow);
Bass – Neil Murray (Whitesnake), Greg Smith (Ted Nugent), Paul Logue (Edens Curse);
Guitars – Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall), Marcus Jidell (Royal Hunt), Phil Hilborne (Queen Musical), Mick Tucker (Tank);
Guest vocals – Patti Russo (Meatloaf, Cher).
2. Time Machine
3. Dreams Lie Down and Die
5. Land of the Deceiver
6. Secret Jesus
7. Sea of Emotion
8. Catz got yer Tongue
9. Living on the Cheap
10. Times like These
The flag is at half staff today at Hard Rock Hideout. I am still mulling over the news about the passing of Jani Lane, and I am still shocked and saddened that he is gone. Even though Jani was no longer performing with Warrant, I thought he was going to turn his career around, and we might finally see the release of the long awaited Jabberwocky CD. That will probably never happen now. I knew Jani had his demons, but I never in my wildest dreams expected to hear the news of his death. Jani joins a long list of great musicians who have left us far too soon. May he rest in peace!
In honor of Jani Lane, I have posted the following video clips of Jani with Warrant. These videos make me miss him even more.