Amazon. Com with martinis & bikinis, sam phillips has revitalized the "Beatlesque" category with some substantial songwriting and a woman's voice, which turns the whole sound upside down. Pop Music. But none of this would matter if the songs weren't so good Rock & Pop. Sam Phillips. Christian Music. Rock Music. The beatles hardly exhausted the possibilities of their late-'60s sound, and Phillips has the hooks and aphorisms to give that sound a second lease on life.
Cruel InventionsVirgin Records Us #ad - Steven Stolder. As with all of her "sam" recordings prior to the mid '80s, this 10-song set from 1991 is branded by a kind of chamber psychedelia courtesy of her hubby, she'd achieved considerable success in Christian music circles under her given name, Leslie Phillips, producer T Bone Burnett. Songs such as "lying, " "raised on promises, " and "Now I Can't Find the Door" leave one feeling unsettled.
Cruel Inventions #ad - . And enthralled. Cruel inventions is but the third in a gently swelling series of consistently creative, intriguingly off-center pop-rock recordings. With van dyke parks, marc ribot, phillips wafts above the cushioned din, and special guest Elvis Costello helping to shape the soundscape, gazing down on scenes that inspire incongruously harsh denouements.
Quietly, almost imperceptibly, Southern California thrush Sam Phillips has built up an exceptional body of work.
Indescribable WowVirgin Records Us #ad - Sam phillips's first album of her post-contemporary Christian period is evocative, hooky big-beat folk-rock. With husband-to-be t-bone burnett contributing one of his most nuanced productions, The Indescribable Wow is full of varied settings for Phillips's love songs the Shirelles-style Latin lilt of "Out of Time" and spiritual doubts the raga-rockish "Holding On to the Earth".
Rickey wright Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow. She went on to make entertaining, artier discs, but this is her most purely enjoyable.
Fan DanceNonesuch Records #ad - For sam phillips, the days of star-making big-budget productions have passed. Still, the cd boasts the kind of complex lyrical passion that is a Phillips trademark. Having moved from virgin, her major-label sponsor throughout the '90s, to nonesuch, Phillips and longtime producer and husband T Bone Burnett have set aside the Beatle-esque pop that marked her uncovered 1988 gem The Indescribable Wow and the effervescent exotica that informed 1996's Omnipop for a more subdued approach.
Steven stolder Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow. But the star of the show remains Phillips, whose vibrant personality shines brightly throughout this welcome comeback. Phillips/burnett collaborations have long been marked by sterling musicianship and Fan Dance is no exception: Van Dyke Parks, Marc Ribot, and Gillian Welch are among the contributors here.
A Boot and a ShoeNonesuch Records #ad - Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow. The new music is simple while sophisticated, rich but economical, deriving much of its power from restraint and subtlety. On a boot and a shoe sam phillips fully realizes the sound she began exploring on her acclaimed Nonesuch debut, Fan Dance. Sam phillips- A Boot And A Shoe.
A Boot and a Shoe #ad - Produced by t-bone burnett, the record's 13 songs unfold with the intimacy and organic coherence of a live show.
World on SticksLittlebox Recordings #ad - Maisel for Amazon. She may not want to live here forever, as she says in roll em, but sam ends the album with the assertion that, a dark Mancini-like song about a sociopath, If only / with candles and stars / we will still find our way through / And broken light from dreams like ours / to love. Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow.
As i wrote these songs I wanted to look at our lost connections. With nature, with mystery, with other humans and parts of ourselves, Phillips explains. With big drums and beautiful strings, sam phillips conjured up her 10th studio album, World on Sticks, in between making music for television Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life for Netflix and The Marvelous Mrs.
World on Sticks #ad - Troubles on the outside can be reflections of troubles on the inside. Swinging from broken modern sounds to dreamy, Phillips unique voice takes us on a journey through a world thrown off balance by excessive greed, cinematic music, speed, pollution and power. Though the title world on sticks suggests a gloomy view of the world, Phillips uses the phrase affectionately in the title song s lyric when she says our world on sticks so brave so small / I m ready for the works so let s have it all.
We hand big business and big tech the keys when we accept their definitions and dreams of the good life, of beauty, of success, instead of creating our own. Sam phillips- A Boot And A Shoe. Sam s band, jennifer condos bass, jay bellerose drums, is joined by special guests Jon Brion bass/guitar, and Eric Gorfain multi-instrumentalist/arranger, Chris Bruce guitar and The Section Quartet strings.
Don't Do AnythingNonesuch #ad - In a career of more than two decades, sam phillips has built an intensely loyal fan base that has tracked the evolution of her music from Beatles-esque alternative pop to seductively stripped-down torch songs - with an intriguing side trip into the world of The Gilmore Girls, where she served as composer.
Norah jones; and keyboardistPatrick Warren Michael Penn, Bruce Springsteen. She has assembled an enviable coterie of smart Los Angeles musicians, including the Section Quartet, a string ensemble renowned for its interpretations of the work of rock artists like Radiohead and David Bowie. With lyrics thatalternate between confessional and dream-like, Phillips unfolds a multi-layered story about love and loss in which Tharpe serves as akind of musical and spiritual guardian angel.
This time she delves into the story of Depression-erapreacher Aimee Semple McPherson, whose evangelist empire was brought down by a mysterious disappearance and romantic scandal. She s also been creating visual collages from vintage magazine advertisements, accessible on her website that have become the springboard for songs like Flowers Up.
Don't Do Anything #ad - With deft, the singer-songwriter chisels emotions, powerful strokes, impressions, in a review of Phillips 2004A Boot and a Shoe, The Los Angeles Times has said, yearnings and regrets. She's also joing by drummerjay bellerose Aimee Mann, Joe Henry, Rickie Lee Jones; bassist Paul Bryan Martha Wainwright.
That song illustrates the power of Phillips spare yet haunting approach. An evocation of sister rosetta tharpe, the legendary performer who bridged gospel and rock & roll, the track sports gypsy rhythms andhas a beautifully broken-in feel, as if someone had spun it countless times on vinyl before tranferring the song to CD.
Out Of The BlueLegacy 3897667 #ad - Out Of The Blue #ad - Blue sky and solidified their status as global superstars. Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow. Elo's masterful double-album from 1977 notched four chart hits Turn to Stone; Sweet Talkin' Woman; Wild West Hero, and Mr. Sam phillips- A Boot And A Shoe. Shrink-wrapped.
Push Any ButtonLittlebox Recordings #ad - Push Any Button #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Push any button is Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Sam Phillips' tenth studio album. Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow. Featuring musicians jay bellerose drums, the section quartet strings and Dave Palmer piano, Benmont Tench piano, this collection of songs is Sam's impressionistic take on pop music from the 20th century, Eric Gorfain guitar/violin, Jennifer Condos bass, but with an odd twist.
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Omnipop It's Only A Flesh Wound LambchopVirgin Records #ad - Omnipop It's Only A Flesh Wound Lambchop #ad - Thereafter things get wonky as phillips and her cohorts Marc Ribot, Jerry Scheff, husband T-Bone Burnett, and others let their experimental urges run free on songs that are a little too clever and complex for most listeners. Sam phillips- A Boot And A Shoe. A disappointment after 1991's near-perfect Cruel Inventions.
The dark, thudding opener "Entertainmen" is one of Phillips's most intriguing songs. Shrink-wrapped. Jeff bateman Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow.