Numero Group: By The Numbers


Needle dropping Willie Wright
January 10, 2011, 8:42 am
Filed under: Willie Wright

Sure, you could easily listen to the 30 second sound samples embedded on our site. The more industrious have grabbed a torrent or Rapidshare link. But for those of you looking for a curated glimpse at Willie Wright’s Telling The Truth (out 1/25/11), our very own Michael Slaboch has generated this handy needle drop:

LPs should be arriving today, and CDs are already shipping. Best $15 or $20 you’ll spend this month.


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Strange coincidence — I went to the doctor the other day and the office is located at 130 West 42nd Street, New York NY.

Just like Hotel Records!

Comment by Christopher

Great record!

Comment by KUKU

I just bought it today, I think you have to thank “aquarium drunkard” for this, since it was first there that I heard of this re-issue. great work, beautifully dne. thank you guys !

Comment by Andreas Werner

Just heard the rough mixes of his new album, recorded with old friends in Vermont – it’s really great, you can hear his old style but also that he has continued to develop as an artist over the years. Can’t wait to hear the finished product, which I was told will be titled “This Is Not A Dream”

Comment by Bill Coil

Hi,
I’m writing to let you know that Willie Wright, whose 1978 classic LP “Telling the Truth” was re-issued by Chicago re-issue label Numero Group last year,  has made a brand new album called “This is Not a Dream.” You can hear all the new tunes here: http://www.myspace.com/willie_wright and can buy the album directly from the artist at http://www.williewrightmusic.com
The re-issue got very positive response from soul fans and new listeners; “Good Morning America” featured one of the tunes (“I’m So Happy”) from it on May 7, 2011, and the first pressing sold out in a matter of weeks. All of this is what has inspired Willie to ease temporarily out of retirement, assemble a new band with some old friends in Burlington, Vermont, and craft his first studio album in 34 years.
He is now 73 and copes with advanced Parkinson’s, but can still make arrestingly beautiful music with thoughtful lyrics. His “smooth as warm butter” voice is still powerful, even though at the same time, it reveals a more fragile and emotional side than in his early career. This new record was released by Green Coil Records in Burlington, Vermont on April 24, 2012.
Given that he is not able to gig or tour in support of the album, we are depending on reviews and word of mouth to promote it – please give a listen and let us know what you think!
Thank you
Bob Green
Green Coil Records http://www.greencoilrecords.com
Burlington, Vermont, USA

Comment by Bob Green




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