“SONG FOR EWE”
with CHARLES R CROSS, AUTHOR
“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is the Seattle based music journalist (including for the New York Times), author and editor who has written extensively about Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, and whose biography of Kurt – Heavier Than Heaven is a must read (and may one day still become a film fingers crossed), welcome to Velvet Sheep, Mr. Charles R. Cross!
Charles has also written Here We Are Now: The Lasting Legacy of Kurt Cobain and Classic Rock Albums: Nevermind but these and his whole rock biog bibliography are apposite to his song choice, so without further ado, it’s over to our man from Seattle for a surprising “song for ewe”…
“If you to examine my iTunes playlist you’d see a lot of the songs and albums that would show up on a list from any author of nine books on music. But you’d also find Keith Frank doing the theme from the television show “The Jeffersons.”
Frank is an old school zydeco artist, but one with an uncanny knack for adding more soul and rhythm elements in. How he came up with the idea of covering this song is besides me, but once you hear his version, you’ll realize it’s brilliant — and funky.
Yes, I write a lot about Seattle musicians, from Kurt Cobain to Jimi Hendrix. But when I want to have a party, I turn to Keith Frank.
— Charles R. Cross”
MANY FESTIVE THANKS TO CHARLES.