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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Americana, Indie
Label
Compass
Released
July 5, 2019

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

Jeb Loy Nichols, the UK-based, Wyoming-born artist and songsmith, has been putting out his own singular brand of smoky retro soul for over two decades, gathering a fervent cult following along the way. Nichols, backed by his touring band, the Westwood All-Stars, releases a new studio album, 'June Is Short, July Is Long' on Compass Records.

His new music is a record of his journey. Raised on bluegrass and country & western music, Nichols discovered southern soul when he was a teenager. From there it was off to New York City and hip-hop, then over to London and reggae and dancehall. It was this potent mix of genres - his love of classic American roots music and Jamaican reggae, dub and dancehall - that's since been his signature.

'June Is Short, July Is Long' was recorded in Wales with The Westwood All-Stars for an organic, capturing-a-moment feel. "It was all done in five days," he says of the sessions. "One day setting up, one day learning the songs, three days recording. . . it was great. The best music is a conversation, and this was a conversation between old friends."

The resulting "musical conversation!" has the lived-in, comfortable feel of a classic. It could sit comfortably alongside vintage albums by Ry Cooder or Van Morrison with its stripped-down, real-deal mix of joy and pain. "If you keep it simple" he says, "there's less to go wrong." The resulting collection of songs proves his point. "You take a little country, some soul, some old friends and few good stories, and what can go wrong?"

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number COM47322
Barcode 0766397473222
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 58g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 5mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Intro -
2. You Got It Wrong -
3. Think I'm Gonna Fall In Love Today -
4. Matter Of Fact -
5. Nothing You Can Do About It -
6. Last Train Home -
7. Black Rooster -
8. Remember The Season -
9. How Can A Man (Live Without His Mother) -
10. Home In My Arms -
11. On The Night Time -
12. Picture Of You -