Monday, February 14, 2011

Ode to Vintage Valentines - JD McPherson

Whether you're happily hooked or singing the lonely V-Day blues, JD McPherson has exactly the groove you need.  Check out the single, "North Side Gal."

Pure rock & roll at its finest.

With help from Jimmy Sutton (Producer), Alex Hall (Engineer), and Butch Wax on that perfectly coifed head of hair, JD McPherson pours his classic songwriting into a crisp 12 song debut, Signs & Signifiers.  For all you techy-files, you'll appreciate the vintage production on this work.  Recorded mainly live and straight to an old 1960's Berlant 1/4 inch tape machine, the sound is warm and unadulterated, allowing McPherson's gritty intuitive performance to shine through.  The album was released last October thanks to Sutton's own Hi-Style Records.  It's part jump-blues, part soul, and filled with jukebox worthy jams.

For fans of James Brown, Chuck Berry, Raphael Saadiq and...good music!  Check out another standout track on the album, "Wolf Teeth."

Just ordered my limited 7-inch import.  Can't wait to slip on the old knee socks and take it for a spin...

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