Quiet About It - A Tribute to Jesse Winchester
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||Payday||James Taylor||3:08||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Biloxi||Rosanne Cash||3:23||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Gentleman of Leisure||Jimmy Buffett||4:36||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I Wave Bye Bye||Allen Toussaint||3:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Talk Memphis||Vince Gill||4:27||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Defying Gravity||Mac McAnally||3:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Brand New Tennessee Waltz||Lyle Lovett||3:52||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Mississippi You're On My Mind||Lucinda Williams||4:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Dangerous Fun (feat. Emmylou Harris & Vince Gill)||Rodney Crowell||3:35||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Rhumba Man||Little Feat||5:52||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Quiet About It||Elvis Costello||3:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
This album is Mastered for iTunes. The cliché about being judged by the company one keeps particularly applys to this formidable yet unassuming tribute album. Under-appreciated Canadian singer/songwriter and Memphis expatriate Jesse Winchester’s work has been covered by his peers, from Joan Baez and Jimmy Buffett to Emmylou Harris and, improbably, the Weather Girls. Quiet About It showcases his songbook through another impressive variety of legends and superstars. James Taylor opens the collection with a stripped down acoustic version of “Payday,” which is less honky tonk and more house concert than the original. With a tom-driven rhythm and sorrowful horns, Roseanne Cash’s take on “Biloxi” is transformed into a lovely ‘70s folk dirge, while Allen Toussaint’s exploration of “I Wave Bye Bye” shares an aching loveliness with Winchester’s original studio version. Buffet and Harris make fresh contributions (the latter with Rodney Crowell), and Elvis Costello masterfully takes on the closing, title track.
Can't Compare to the Originals
It's nice to see Jesse acknowledged by these fine artists, but his original versions are so good, that it would be hard for anyone to come close, much less match them. Bless you, Jesse.
Quiet About It
Wow! Songwriting that stands the test of time and artists who know how to tap into the soul of the writer. What a tribute album should be.
Jesse deserves a tribute album!!
Big names on this album. Some good songs. But, if you want to get into Jesse Winchester buy his albums and see him concert while you can. He's one of the best songwriters for the past 35 years!!