January 20, 2008
Shelby unlocks the do' to your heart
She's old school. Doesn't own a cellphone to call Triple A
While I know the ideal prize in a Shelby Lynne contest would be to have a drink and a smoke with the lady herself in a dodgy old bar playin' Dusty on the jukebox, I have the next best thing: her new album... signed. Answer the trivia question below and your name will be put in the hat. I'll pull the winner on Tuesday.
The question: Name Shelby's famous sibling and what that person does for a living. It's getting harder to come up with trivia questions in the age of Google. Email me your answer and name. I'll contact you if you win. The prize will be sent from Filter in LA. Once again, this contest is for Americans only - not my rule, but I don't have to pay the postage.
Just A Little Lovin' is released January 29th, so les miserables who don't win can just buy it. Remember this is a special album: Nine of the ten tracks are songs originally sung by the great Dusty Springfield. The press release says that producer Phil Ramone recorded the songs live on "two-inch" tape, whatever that means, at "legendary Capital Studio A in Los Angeles." I think this means the whole affair is very old-Hollywood-faithful? The new track Shelby wrote is a countryish guitar ballad (surprise!) called Pretend.
My favorite song on the record is the heartbroken yet dignified I Don't Wanna Hear It Anymore. A good tribute album should make you aware of songs you've never heard. Closing track How Can I Be Sure is another keeper.
Speaking of the City Of Angels (home D'luv), Shelby is going to be at The Last Great Record Store, Amoeba Records, on release day - January 29th at 7pm. Be sure to check out the amazing album cover for Just A Little Lovin'.