Thursday, October 28, 2010

Huey Lewis rocks with “Soulsville,” joins The Roots on Jimmy Fallon

Huey Lewis & The News are back with their first new album in nine years, “Soulsville,” which is out next Tuesday (although it’s already been released in the UK).

Recorded at the historic Ardent Studios in Memphis, the album features 14 classic songs from the vault of Stax Records, including “Respect Yourself” and “Got To Get You Off My Mind.”

Considered to be the preeminent soul music label in America, Stax was home to artists like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T & The MG’s, and Isaac Hayes, and produced an astounding number of hit records throughout the 1960’s & 70’s. Paying tribute to the rich Stax legacy, Huey Lewis and The News, joined by their long time horn section, capture the energy and excitement of this important era.

'Soulsville' re-unites Huey Lewis and the News with co-producer Jim Gaines ("Sports," "Fore!") who worked at the Stax studios as a young man and was involved in many of the label's original recordings.

“We’re especially proud of the collection,” says Lewis, who has been previewing material from the album while on a critically acclaimed summer tour. “There should be a number of surprises for everyone.”

Huey Lewis & The News – Soulsville EPK (2010)

Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, Huey Lewis and The News play a brand of straight-ahead rock and roll that has outlasted countless trends, selling over 20 million albums and earning Grammy Awards along the way. The group still performs around 100 shows a year. Lewis has enjoyed recent success on screen and stage as well, acting on the hit television show “Hot in Cleveland,” and performing in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Chicago.”

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Huey Lewis & The News – Soulsville (2010)

Huey Lewis & The News – Respect Yourself (2010)

Huey stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday and sat in with The Roots to do a version of one of his biggest 80s hits. Huey Lewis & The Roots – The Heart Of Rock N’ Roll Late Night With Jimmy Fallon – October 26, 2010