Hot damn! The Keys are back! We are less than 1 month away from The Black Keys' brand new covers album called "Delta Kream"! This one is so southern country blues, and as a band that draws heavily from the blues and deep classic rock- this is too exciting for a fan! So, it's a tribute album to "Mississippi Hill Country Blues". The Black Keys wanted to pay homage to a number of the artists that influenced them; R. L. Burnside, John Lee Hooker, Junior Kimbrough, so they took on some classics for this new album which will officially be out May 14th. With the announcement of the new album, the band also released a cover of Junior Kimbrough's version of "Crawling Kingsnake" which you can check out below!
I love Dan and Pat's recording methods, I love how they play in studio with so many older classic rock musicians from back in the day, I love how it all happens organically, and I really loved reading about how they went about this album.
"We made this record to honor the Mississippi hill country blues tradition that influenced us starting out. These songs are still as important to us today as they were the first day Pat and I started playing together and picked up our instruments," Auerbach said in a press statement. "It was a very inspiring session with Pat and I along with Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton in a circle, playing these songs. It felt so natural."
Carney added, “The session was planned only days in advance and nothing was rehearsed. We recorded the entire album in about 10 hours, over two afternoons, at the end of the ‘Let’s Rock’ tour.”
01 Crawling Kingsnake
03 Poor Boy a Long Way From Home
04 Stay All Night
05 Going Down South
06 Coal Black Mattie
07 Do the Romp
08 Sad Days, Lonely Nights
09 Walk With Me
10 Mellow Peaches
11 Come On and Go With Me