Big Names Line Up For Junior Kimbrough Tribute Album





On January 17, Fat Possum will release Sunday Nights: The Songs Of Junior Kimbrough, a tribute album to the late great Mississippi delta bluesman. The album features 14 tracks by a number of big indie names and even a contribution from Iggy and The Stooges (with Mike Watt filling in for the late Dave Alexander). Some of the other artists who tried their hand at a Junior Kimbrough cover include Pete Yorn, The Black Keys, Spiritualized, Blues Explosion with Elliott Smith, Fiery Furnaces, Cat Power & Entrance, Mark Lanegan and The Ponys.

"Iggy Pop got Junior Kimbrough," Fat Possum founder Matthew Johnson told Billboard. "He invited him to go on the road and open his 1996 tour. Despite being in his 60s and having to walk with the aid of a cane, Junior Kimbrough had no problem holding his own with Iggy. Junior, in addition to fathering 36 kids, had way more fun than you or I ever will. When Iggy learned about the project he called us to say he had to have 'You Better Run.'"

Sunday Nights: The Songs Of Junior Kimbrough

"You Better Run" (first version) - Iggy and the Stooges
"Sad Days Lonely Nights" - Spiritualized
"Meet Me In the City" - Blues Explosion with Elliott Smith
"Done Got Old" - Heartless Bastards
"My Mind Is Rambling" - the Black Keys
"I'm Leaving" - Fiery Furnaces
"I Feel Good Again" - Pete Yorn
"Do the Romp" - Cat Power & Entrance
"All Night Long" - Mark Lanegan
"Release Me" - Thee Shams
"Done Got Old" - Jim White
"Lord Have Mercy On Me" - Outrageous Cherry
"Pull Your Clothes Off" - Whitey Kirst
"Burn In Hell" - the Ponys
"You Better Run" (second version) - Iggy and the Stooges




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Big Names Line Up For Junior Kimbrough Tribute Album