April 1st, 2012, 10:31 PM
Love his latest release, though it's an older song. I first heard it a couple of days ago on a local indie adult alternative radio station and thought "when did they start playing old rock and roll"?
His base player, Jimmy Sutton has a home studio set up with mostly vintage equipment. Sounds fantastic:
April 1st, 2012, 10:44 PM
Hi: love this as well. It's been out for a while (I bought it on iTunes maybe almost a year ago?. I bought it on the basis of the video you've posted above, which someone had linked to on the Gretsch Discussion Pages. The whole record ("Signs and Signifiers") is strong and has the same kind of production. Good stuff.
April 1st, 2012, 11:06 PM
One of the great groups...Jimmy Sutton and the Four Charms...with Joel Paterson on guitar...WOW...what a group that was...
now they are going different directions...but always loved Jimmy Sutton on the stand up bass...(double bass)
The red haired guy played drums.. I thought for the Joel Paterson Trio....
GREAT MUSICIANS!!! And you can sit through an entire set and never hear a song you may have heard before...
May 11th, 2012, 10:44 AM
I love "Signs and Signifiers"; equal parts old rock and roll, swing, and rockabilly.
And as much as I love over the top rockabilly, his restraint and use of nuance (rather than a sledgehammer) is unmatched. The writing amazes me as well, some of the tunes are like these forgotten gems and oddities you hear on a good college radio station.
If any of you come to any of my backyard soirees (and you are all always invited) get ready to hear this record repeatedly. In fact, I'll keep the player by the barrel of beer; hit play again when you go get us a couple of cold ones.
May 11th, 2012, 06:31 PM
I think the single is still free for download on Amazon, along with the Alabama Shakes song, "Hold On".
May 11th, 2012, 06:50 PM
J.D McPherson wrote "North Side Gal." Even though it sounds like an old song it is his tune, not a cover.