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(M.C.Records) 14 tracks - official US re-issue (CD-R) Originally released in 2000, this was... more

Sleepy Labeef: Tomorrow Never Comes (CD)

(M.C.Records) 14 tracks - official US re-issue (CD-R)

Originally released in 2000, this was Sleepy LaBeef's first studio recording in over four years. Tomorrow Never Comes is a genuine portrait of Americana music. Songs include Too Much Monkey Business, Wipeout, The Blues Come Around & Detour. Maria Muldaur duets with Sleepy on two tracks as well. Sleepy LaBeef still plays over 200 hundred shows a year to his dedicated following around the world.

Sleepy LaBeef's new album is called "Tomorrow Never Comes," and the legendary singer and guitarist always performs as if it might not. Whether he's on stage or in the studio, he doesn't like to plan the future-even the next hour-preferring to go with the inspiration of the present. And that's why, even at age 65, he stills sounds so spontaneous-as if he were discovering this music at the same time we are. "I don't like to work from a list of songs," he explains. "I like to step up to the microphone and govith the spur of the moment. I'd hate to get to where a show sounds like a repeat of last night or an album sounds like a repeat of the last one. You have to make it sound like it's living today; otherwise you might as well give them an old record and let them listen to that."
That's how it went during the sessions for this album. Sleepy, who knows literally thousands of songs, had some ideas, but he also accepted suggestions from his producer Mark Carpentieri, from his guest vocalist Maria Muldaur and from his band members.

The result is a mind-boggling mix of rockabilly, hardcore honky-tonk, Kansas City blues, bluegrass, gospel, early rock'n'roll and swamp-pop. For unlike most roots-rock musicians, Sleepy isn't content with one style or even a mixture of styles. He wants to sing real blues and real country, but he also wants to mix them into rock'n'roll. He doesn't want to leave anything out. "I grew up listening to Hank Williams, Howlin' Wolf, Bill Monroe, Tommy Dorsey, Muddy Waters, Bob Wills, Roy Acuff and Big Joe Turner," he says. "To me, you can get the same feeling from a Hank Williams honky-tonk song as you can from an old gut-bucket blues by Howlin' Wolf. They're similar and you can combine them into rock'n'roll, but sometimes it's good to just have the real thing itself. "If I'm going to play rock'n'roll, I'll call it rock'n'roll. But if I'm going to do the blues, I'll do a real blues song, and if I'm going to do country, I'll do a real country song. There's no point in camouflaging it by calling it something else. A lot of what they call new country is nothing but old rock'n'roll. I don't think you should call it something else to make it acceptable. That's why I do all types, and I call it what it is."

Sleepy was born and raised in Smack6ver Arkansas, but at the age of 18, he moved to Houston. It was there he broke into the music business, first on the Houston Jamboree radio show (where he met the like-minded Elvis Presley) and then recording for Poppy Daily at Starday Records (alongside George Jones). For most of the '50s and early '60s, Sleepy worked the Gulf Coast circuit of East Texas and Louisiana.
So it makes sense that his new album contains songs from Houston ("Sometimes" by Sleepy's old piano player Gene Thommason) and the South Louisiana swamps (Slim Harpo's "Roinin' in My Heart" and Tony Joe White's "Poke Salad Annie"). "Poke Salad Annie is what we call Louisiana Cajun rock'n'roll," Sleepy explains. "I grew up down in Arkansas, which isn't too far from Louisiana. So when Tony Joe wrote about frogs, snakes and gators, I knew just what he was talking about. He deals with the rural country life; that's why I like his songs. Elvis did that song, but we were doing it in our shows long before he ever came out with it. I like our version better. Dave Pomeroy's funky bass solo is great on that."

Both "Raining in My Heart" and the old gospel standard "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," feature vocals by Maria Muldaur. Mark suggested that we bring her in," Sleepy notes. "She sings good harmony and she has a lot of soul in her delivery. 'Midnight at the Oasis' may have been her big hit, but her heart has always been in the blues. She suggested both of those songs, and they were good chokes. I'm always glad to sing some hand-clapping, foot-stomping gospel." In 1964, Sleepy moved to Nashville where he recorded for Don Law at Columbia and then for Shelby Singleton at Plantation and Sun Records. Sleepy had the biggest hit of his career in 1911 with "Blackland Farmer" on Plantation. On his new album, he revisits those days by remaking an old Plantation single, Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business." This new album also reflects Sleepy's never-dying love of hardcore country by remaking songs by Hank Williams (1947's "The Blues Come Around"), Spade Cooley (1946's "Detour"), Ernest Tubb (1945's "Tomorrow Never Comes"), and the Monroe Brothers (1936's "Rolling in My Sweet Baby's Arms"). He also sings tunes by lesser-known country artists such as the Bailes Brothers ("I Want To Be Loved") and Jerry Wallace ("Take My Heart"). On the Williams, Monroe and Owens tunes, Sleepy demonstrates how easily straight-ahead country can be transformed into rockabilly with a jumpy guitar riff and an aggressive drummer. But on the other four songs, he proves just how good a honky-tonk singer he can be, by digging deep into his big, rumbling baritone to find the heartache at the bottom.

"A good country song can be just as down-to-earth as a blues song," Sleepy declares. "It talks about something that all the people can relate to in a way that they can understand. I especially liked the Bailes Brothers, because I grew up listening to them on the Louisiana Hayride. They sounded so good that even if a song didn't have the strongest lyric, they could make it believable. They had moved on by the time I played the Louisiana Hayride, but I was still proud to be on the same show they had been on." On the other hand, a good blues song can tell a story and define a character as well as a country song. For this album, Sleepy has picked two songs by his favorite blues singer, Big Joe Turner-"Low Down Dog" and "Honey Hush." On the latter number, Sleepy gives his regular road band a chance to solo and strut its stuff-that's Jerry Cavanaugh on harmonica and drums, Gator McKinley on slap bass, David Hughes on piano, and Sleepy himself on guitar. "I've always been a big fan of Big Joe Turner," Sleepy says. "He had that big, big voice, but he had such an easy delivery. There was no strain to him. That's what I aim for." That's what Sleepy delivers. (Geoffrey Himes)

Article properties: Sleepy Labeef: Tomorrow Never Comes (CD)

  • Interpret: Sleepy Labeef

  • Album titlle: Tomorrow Never Comes (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2000
  • Label MC RECORDS

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0660355733628

  • weight in Kg 0.1
LaBeef, Sleepy - Tomorrow Never Comes (CD) CD 1
01 Detour
02 Too Much Monkey Business
03 I Want To Be Loved
04 Will The Circle Be Unbroken
05 The Blues Come Around
06 Tomorrow Never Comes
07 Wipeout
08 Raining In My Heart
09 Poke Salad Annie
10 Take My Heart
11 Honey Hush
12 Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms
13 Sometimes
14 Low Down Dog
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Tracklist
LaBeef, Sleepy - Tomorrow Never Comes (CD) CD 1
01 Detour
02 Too Much Monkey Business
03 I Want To Be Loved
04 Will The Circle Be Unbroken
05 The Blues Come Around
06 Tomorrow Never Comes
07 Wipeout
08 Raining In My Heart
09 Poke Salad Annie
10 Take My Heart
11 Honey Hush
12 Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms
13 Sometimes
14 Low Down Dog