Wynonna plans standards disc
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
– Wynonna is set to release her seventh studio album in 2009 - an assortment of standards paying homage to all the different genres. Produced by long time collaborators Don Potter and Brent Mahar and recorded at Sound Kitchen, The Blue Room Studios and East Iris Studios in Nashville, "Sing" drops Feb. 3 on Curb Records.
Wynonna, along with her Potter and Mahar, spent a year and a half picking the 12 songs included on "Sing." "During the last year, I have started gravitating toward the past," said Wynonna about the making of this record. "I have such an incredible history of these songs being played in the background while I'm living my life. So the whole album is a real cross-section of all the different genres I grew up with. It's all me, its all part of the tapestry of who I am."
For Women Be Wise, Wynonna reminisces of her teenage days being grounded for not doing chores, when she would sing this classic tune in her room at the top of her lungs, while The House Is A Rockin' takes her back to the memories of getting made-up for a night out while Jimmy and Stevie Ray Vaughan practiced in the kitchen. Then there's the inclusion of the ballad, When I Fall In Love, one of Wynonna's favorite songs of all time.
"Wynonna worked really hard to bring her life and her passions into these songs and do them the justice they deserved," Mahar said. "And from the first track we recorded I think we all knew it was gonna be a really special endeavor." Potter said, "As long as there is something to fly on she'll fly fast. This album is full of those songs that lift your heart and carry you."
1. That's How Rhythm Was Born (The Boswell Sisters)
2. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
3. Women Be Wise (Originally recorded by Sippie Wallace, popularized by Bonnie Raitt)
4. I Hear You Knockin' (Originally recorded by Smiley Lewis, popularized by Dave Edmunds)
5. Till I Get It Right (Tammy Wynette)
6. Are The Good Times Really Over (Merle Haggard)
7. The House Is Rockin' (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
8. Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
9. I'm A Woman (Originally recorded by Christine Kittrell, popularized by Maria Muldaur)
10. Anyone Who Had A Heart (Burt Bacharach for Dionne Warwick)
11. When I Fall In Love (Nat King Cole)
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