Friday, August 10, 2018

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons streams Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’ lyric video

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons is streaming a lyric video for “Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’”, the opening track to his forthcoming solo album, “The Big Bad Blues.”

The song is credited to the Gilly Stillwater, a.k.a. Mrs. Billy Gibbons.

"That was a gift," Billy tells Billboard. "We had gotten maybe five (songs) recorded, and my lovely sweetheart Gilligan was scribbling away on the couch. I was, 'Omigod, she's reading the Chanel catalog. Hide the credit card!' Then she took a break and the engineers kinda glanced over the scribbling and said, 'Hey man, this looks pretty good. This could be nice and bluesy if we put something to it,' which we did.

“Of course, I was like, 'Why does that say 'Missin' Yo' Kissin'?' I hope she's writing it about ME!'”

Due September 21, the project features a mix of Gibbon’s originals and classic blues covers and marks the Texas blues man’s second solo effort, following the Afro-Cuban-inspired 2015 set, “Perfectamundo.”

“We successfully made our way through those uncharted waters with the Cubano flavor of Perfectamundo and completed the journey,” explains Gibbons. “The shift back to the blues is a natural. It’s something which our followers can enjoy with the satisfaction of experiencing the roots tradition and, at the same time, feeling the richness of stretching the art form.”

The ZZ Top guitarist recorded “The Big Bad Blues” with an assortment of players, including guitarist Austin Hanks, bassist Joe Hardy, keyboardist Mike Flanigin, harmonica master James Harman, and drummers Greg Morrow and Matt Sorum.

Billy Gibbons
“The Big Bad Blues”

Release date: September 21

01 - Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’ (Gilly Stillwater)
02 - My Baby She Rocks
03 - Second Line
04 - Standing Around Crying (Muddy Waters)
05 - Let The Left Hand Know…
06 - Bring It To Jerome (Jerome Green)
07 - That’s What She Said
08 - Mo’ Slower Blues
09 - Hollywood 151
10 - Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Muddy Waters)
11 - Crackin’ Up (Bo Diddley)

(all songs by Billy F Gibbons except where noted)

See also:

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