Cyndi Lauper has an album of blues covers on the way.On ‘Memphis Blues’, legends B.B. King and Allen Toussaint will join Cyndi for the classic ‘Early In The Morning’ and Toussaint makes a reprise later on the album with ‘Mother Earth’.
Other guests include Jonny Lang and Charlie Musselwhite.
“This is the album I’ve wanted to make for years,” said Lauper in a statement. “All of these beautiful songs, and all of the great players on the album, were carefully chosen because I’ve admired them my entire life. And I knew from the moment Alan Toussaint hit the keys in ‘Shattered Dreams’ that we were creating something really special.”
Lauper recorded ‘Memphis Blues’ at Electraphonic Recording Studio in Memphis with producer Scott Bomar.
Stax veteran session musicians Lester Snell and Skip Pitts play on the record.
‘Memphis Blues’ will be released through Indie label Downtown Records in June.
The tracklisting is:
1. Just Your Fool
2. Shattered Dreams
3. Early In The Morning (Feat. Allen Toussaint and B.B. King)
4. Romance In The Dark
5. How Blue Can You Get? (Feat. Jonny Lang)
6. Down Don t Bother Me (Feat. Charlie Musselwhite)
7. Don t Cry No More
8. Rollin and Tumblin
9. Down So Low
10. Mother Earth (Feat. Allen Toussaint)
11. Crossroads (Feat. Jonny Lang)