Cyndi Lauper dropped a new album this week . . a blues album.
And you know what . . it's good . . maybe not Janniva Magness, Shemekia Copeland, Etta James good, but she obviously loves and respects the genre and the album does it proud imho.
As a blues blogger I read from time to time put it . .
Want a listen ??In a press release for the album, Lauper says, "this is the album I've wanted to make for years. 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." Personally, the Reverend has always been a Lauper fan, and I'll reserve judgment on Memphis Blues until I hear the album. I suspect it will be a big surprise for blues fans and, besides, who am I to second guess B.B. King? If it's good enough for the King of Blues Guitar, it's good enough for me....
Reverend Keith A. Gordon, About.com Guide to Blues
The record was released 6/21/10 so if you belong to a site like Rhapsody it should be available to you there.
But for the time being at least , Memphis Blues is streaming on her MySpace
Memphis Blues track listing: