All Blues, a brand new album of Peter Frampton’s favourite blues classics, is out now by the Peter Frampton Band via UMe. The first release, a remake of the much-covered staple ‘I Just Want To Make Love To You’ (written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters) features a guest appearance by Kim Wilson. This was followed by the band’s instrumental reading of the classic ‘Georgia On My Mind.’
Frampton is hosting a live album listening session and Q&A at 2pm ET on today’s (7 June) release day, where his fans all over the world can listen to All Blues together. They can ask Peter questions about the new album, his farewell tour, his guitars or anything else. More information at this address. The album has won widespread admiration in the media, with USA Today declaring that it “captures Frampton at full technical and emotional power.”
The rock hero has recorded the set with his longtime touring band, which comprises Adam Lester (guitar/vocals), Rob Arthur (keyboards/guitar/vocals) and Dan Wojciechowski on drums. The album was recorded at Frampton’s Studio Phenix in Nashville and also features collaborations with three other distinguished guests: Larry Carlton, Sonny Landreth and Deep Purple’s Steve Morse.
The vinyl edition of All Blues is available as a double LP and also in a limited edition translucent blue pressing, exclusively at PeterFrampton.com. The double LP configuration includes the bonus track ‘I Feel So Good,’ written by Big Bill Broonzy and best known in Waters’ version.
“I have always loved to play the blues,” says Frampton. “When we formed Humble Pie, the first material we played together was just that. For the last two summers I had been playing a handful of blues numbers every night on stage with Steve Miller Band.
“I enjoyed this immensely and it gave me the idea of doing an All Blues album live in the studio with my band. We started the resulting sessions nine days after coming off the road last year. Over a two-week period, we recorded 23 tracks, all live in the studio. The energy of these tracks is completely different from building a track one instrument at a time.
“With this recording, we pay tribute to all the original artists who invented this incredible music. I hope you can hear and feel our enjoyment. I’m not sure if you can say we had fun playing the blues. But we definitely did.”
Frampton is hosting a new six-week series on SiriusXM’s Deep Tracks channel in support of the new release. The Peter Frampton Show premiered on 10 May at 10am ET on SiriusXM radios (channel 27) and on the SiriusXM app. The guitar hero also talks about each song on the new record in an exclusive track-by-track special, Peter Frampton’s All Blues Show, on SiriusXM’s BB King’s Bluesville channel. This aired on 3 June at 3pm ET on SiriusXM radios (channel 74) and on the SiriusXM app.
As reported, Frampton will be on the road from 18 June for some 50 shows in Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour, presented by SiriusXM and produced by Live Nation. He’s taken the decision to retire from regular vigorous touring at the end of 2019 after his diagnosis with the autoimmune disease Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM).
He discussed the progressive muscle disorder, which is characterised by muscle inflammation, weakness and atrophy, on CBS’ This Morning: Saturday, which you can see here. $1 of every ticket sold, as well as any donations, will benefit The Peter Frampton Myositis Research Fund at Johns Hopkins, newly established by the artist and the research university at which he’s being treated.
All Blues is out now. Scroll down for the full tracklisting, and buy it here.
1. I Just Want To Make Love To You (featuring Kim Wilson)
2. She Caught The Katy
3. Georgia On My Mind
4. Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover
5. Me And My Guitar
6. All Blues (featuring Larry Carlton)
7. The Thrill Is Gone (featuring Sonny Landreth)
8. Going Down Slow (featuring Steve Morse)
9. I’m A King Bee
10. Same Old Blues
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