What started out as a nice thought Twitter Has become a reality. Jason Isabel said that if Georgia turns blue in the 2020 election, he will go on a rampage and record a cover album featuring songs by Peach State artists. Now, it’s finally on the way.
Titled Georgia Blue, Isabel, with special guests, REM, Drivn ‘N’ Cryin ‘, James Brown, Cat Power, Precious Bryant, Otis Redding, The Black Crowes, Indigo Girls, Now It’s Overhead, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Allman Brothers Band and Vic Chesnutt.
If that’s not enough, the artists listed Isabel to help her are just as impressive. Julian Baker, Brandy Carlyle, Bella Flake, former Black Cross drummer Steve Gorman, Peter Levine, Amanda Shire, Britney Spencer, Chris Thail, Sadler Vaden, Adia Victoria and John Paul White all contributed. Georgia Blue.
Proceeds from the collection will go to Black Voter Matter, Fair Fight and Georgia Stand-UP.
You can hear the cover of REM’s “Drive 8” with White below.
Here is what Isabelle had to say about the project:
Georgia Blue A labor of love. On election day 2020, when I saw that the state of Georgia had a good chance of turning blue, I came up with an idea: to record and fund an album of Georgia-related songs as a thank you to the state, a Georgia-based non-profit organization. I will admit my motivations were somewhat selfish. Over the years, I’ve been looking for an excuse to record these songs with my band and some friends. The songs on this album are some of my favorite Georgia-related songs… we have roots and blues and R&B, so we’ve listed some of the brightest artists to help us close the songs of Precious Bryant, James Brown and Gladys Knight. My favorite part of the Georgia Blue recording process was the opportunity to work with these special artists, and I thank them: Amanda Shiars, Britney Spencer, Adia Victoria, Brandi Carlyle, Julien Baker, Bella Flake, Chris Thail, Steve German, Peter Levine and John Paul White. I hope you enjoy listening to these recordings as much as we enjoyed making them. Keep listening to good songs and fight well.
Georgia Blue October 15.
1. “Nightswimming” achievement. Bella Flake and Chris Thaili (originally performed by REM)
2. “Honeysuckle Blue” fame. Sadler Vaden (originally performed by Driven ‘n’ Crain ‘)
It’s. “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” fame. Britney Spencer (originally starring)
4. “Cross Bonus Style” achievement. Amanda Shirez (originally performed by Cat Power)
5. “True” achievement. Adia Victoria (originally performed by Precious Bryant)
6. “I love you so much” (originally performed by Otis Reading)
7. “Sometimes Salvation” achievement. Steve Gorman (Originally performed by The Black Croes)
8. “Kids Fear” achievement. Julien Baker and Brandy Carlyle (originally performed by Indigo Girls)
9. “Reverse” (Originally performed by Now It’s Overhead)
10. “Midnight Train to Georgia” achievement. Britney Spencer and John Paul White (originally served by Gladys Knight and the Pips)
11. Achievement in “Memories of Elizabeth Reed”. Peter Levine (originally performed by The Allman)
12. “I Through” (Originally performed by Vic Chesnutt)
13. “Driver 8” achievement. John Paul White (originally performed by REM)