Friday, January 09, 2009
Delaney Bramlett, 1939-2008
Don't misinterpret the delayed acknowledgment of Delaney Bramlett's death at There Stands the Glass' as disinterest in the singer, songwriter and musician. Leon Russell aside, Bramlett was my favorite artist among his generation's gifted assortment of American roots rockers. His style felt exceedingly honest and sincere. Here's his New York Times obituary. Check this surreal version of "Never Ending Song Of Love," a song he co-wrote with Bonnie Bramlett, for further proof of Bramlett's cultural significance. The original version is contained on this essential collection that's currently selling for only nine dollars at the major online retailer. Even without the fantastic liner notes, it'd be a bargain.
The first nominee for my favorite song of 2009 is Scooter Smiff's "Head of My Class". No, I'm not kidding.
Kansas City Click: Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Gym Class Heroes and Keri Hilson hit the Sprint Center tonight.
Joshua Bell fiddles at the Folly on Saturday.
Jardine's hosts a fund-raising party for their new piano on Sunday.