Friday, December 2, 2016

Melissa Etheridge






















Artist:  Melissa Etheridge
Birth Name:  Melissa Lou Etheridge
Born:  May 29, 1961.  Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
Genre:  Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Heartland Rock, Contemporary Pop, Adult Alternative Pop, Roots Rock, Adult Alternative, Contemporary Pop, Rock & Roll
Occupations;  Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Melissa Etheridge is an American Rock Singer, Songwriter.  Her first Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1993, and she won her first Grammy Award for her single "Ain't It Heavy", and follow hits "I'm The Only One" (No. 8), and "Come To My Window" (No. 25).  She has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations, winning two , and an Academy Award.  In September 2011, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.















Title:  Memphis Rock And Soul  (2016)
Genre:  Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Heartland Rock, Contemporary Pop, Adult Alternative Pop, Roots Rock, Adult Alternative, Rock & Roll
Label:  Stax Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Memphis Train  (3:48)
 2.  Respect yourself (People Stand Up)  (4:22)
 3.  Who's Making Love  (3:48)
 4.  Hold On, I'm Coming  (3:19)
 5.  I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)  (4:02)
 6.  Any Other Way  (3:21)
 7.  I'm A Lover  (3:03)
 8.  Rock Me Baby  (4:43)
 9.  I Forget To Be Your Lover  (4:50)
10. Wait A Minute  (2:53)
11. Born Under A Bad Sign  (4:33)
12. I've Got Dreams To Remember  (4:29)

Personnel:

Melissa Etheridge:  Vocals, Guitar
Rev. Charles Hodges Sr.:  Organ
Archie "Hubbie" Turner:  Keyboards
Michael Toles:  Guitar
Leroy Hodges Jr.:  Bass
John Mayer:  Lead Guitar on Tracks: 8, 11
Sharisse Norman,  Candice Rayburn-Marshall, Stefanie Bolton:  Background Vocals
Lannie McMillan Jr.:  Saxophone
Kirk Smothers:  Baritone Saxophone
Jim Spake:  Tenor Saxophone
Marc Franklin:  Trumpet
Jessie Munson:  Violin
Yennifer Correia:  Violin
Beth Luscombe:  Viola
Jonathan Kirkscey:  Cello
Lester Snell:  String & Horn Arrangements on Track 5, String Arrangements on Track 9

Memphis Rock And Soul is the tribute album by Melissa Etheridge, was released on October 7, 2016 by Stax Records.  She is paying her respect to the music of Stax Records, a significant source of influence and inspiration for her.  She pays homage to the legacy of Stax by covering classic repertoire from its historic catalog.



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