Monday, November 11, 2013

VIDEO: Paul Rodgers previews The Royal Sessions

Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers is sharing a preview of “The Royal Sessions”, a collection of classic R&B and soul songs re-imagined by the iconic rock singer due for release in early 2014.

Recorded at Memphis’ Royal Studios, historic home of Willie Mitchell and Hi Records, "The Royal Sessions" features Rodgers’ interpretations of songs by Otis Redding, Albert King and Ann Peebles, among others

Produced by Perry Margouleff, "The Royal Sessions" pairs Rodgers with an all-star roster of legendary musicians who played on the original hits dating back to the '60’s. The classic rhythm section includes Reverend Charles Hodges (Hammond B3), Michael Tolls (guitar), LeRoy Hodges Jr. (bass), “Hubby” Archie Turner (Wurlitzer), Steve Potts and James Robertson Sr. (drums), The Royal Horns and the Royal Singers.

“I really felt I had to get deeper inside myself than I ever had in my life,” explains Rodgers. “The end result is that recording these songs left me recharged as a singer and also as a songwriter. My favorite part was the love we could feel in the room throughout all the sessions. We all spoke the same language.”

All of the proceeds from “The Royal Sessions” will be donated to local Memphis music education programs.

Special showcase performances by Paul Rogers with the musicians on “The Royal Sessions” will be announced.

“The Royal Sessions” can be pre-ordered via the Amazon link below and will be released worldwide on the following dates:

Jan 27 – Europe
Jan 28 – Canada
Jan 29 – Japan
Feb 04 – United States
Feb 07 – Australia

Paul Rodgers
“The Royal Sessions”

“Thank You”
“Down Don’t Bother Me”
“I Can’t Stand The Rain”
“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”
“That’s How Strong My Love Is”
“Walk On By”
“Any Old Way”
“It’s Growing”
“Born Under A Bad Sign”
“Dreams To Remember”

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