The Tribute Sessions [Bonus Disc]

The Tribute Sessions [Bonus Disc]

by Terrance Simien


This is honest and straight from the heart. Normally, discs that have the artist talking about the songs or the reasons for doing the songs will inspire many to pass over that spoken word part. This is not the case here -- it is partially Terrance Simien's voice, his obvious love and veneration for these people, and the sincerity of these emotions that comes through (besides, some of these vignettes draw wonderful pictures). Most important is the material presented, and this is done with that energy and feeling for which this artist is known. He takes songs from those who have inspired and/or helped him, and are no longer living, and he does them in a way that is a tribute to the artist and the song. There are many surprises, some concerning the artists, some concerning the songs he chooses by the artist, which may not be their best-known ones, however there is no surprise as to the quality of the music presented. He does such a fantastic job on Sam Cooke's "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day" that you may have trouble initially getting past it in on the disc, until you discover the gems following it. There is not a weak song here. This is that rare disc that transcends all genres of music and stands solid to repeated playing as it is music from the heart, and if anything, only gets better and better. [The album was also released with an additional, music-only disc supplementing the with-narration version.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2004
Label: Aim Records
UPC: 0752211501325
catalogNumber: 5013


Disc 1

  1. Opening Narration
  2. Narration
  3. Les Barres de la Prison
  4. Narration
  5. If It's Good for the Gander
  6. My Toot Toot
  7. Narration
  8. Rome Wasn't Built in a Day
  9. Narration
  10. I'm Coming Home
  11. Zydeco Cha Cha
  12. Narration
  13. Joe Pete Got Two Women
  14. One Hour Too Late
  15. Narration
  16. It Makes No Difference
  17. Narration
  18. That Was Your Mother
  19. Narration
  20. Waiting in Vain
  21. Narration
  22. Yesterday
  23. Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Disc 2

  1. Les Barres de la Prison
  2. If It's Good for the Gander
  3. My Toot Toot
  4. Rome Wasn't Built in a Day
  5. I'm Coming Home
  6. Zydeco Cha Cha
  7. Joe Pete Got Two Women
  8. One Hour Too Late
  9. It Makes No Difference
  10. That Was Your Mother
  11. Waiting in Vain
  12. Yesterday
  13. Will the Circle Be Unbroken

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