Friday, December 5, 2008

Joe Bonamassa 'The Ballad Of John Henry' Album Tracklisting, Cover Art Revealed

The tracklisting and cover art to "New King Of The Blues", hard rockin' blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa's upcoming studio album 'The Ballad Of John Henry' has been revealed.

Featuring 12 tracks, the long anticipated Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes) produced follow up to 2007's critically acclaimed 'Sloe Gin', the album consists of 6 Bonamassa originals coupled with six cover versions, including Tom Waits' "Jockey Full Of Bourbon," British soulstress Sam Brown's "Stop!," the Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse penned "Feelin' Good"(Covered throughout the years by artists as diverse as Black Cat Bones, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Traffic, Muse and George Michael amongst others), Ike And Tina Turner's "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter" and Tony Joe White's "As The Crow Flies"(Famously recorded by the late, great Irish blues guitar legend Rory Gallagher).

'The Ballad Of John Henry' is tentatively scheduled for release in February 2009 via J&R Adventures worldwide. Bonamassa's last studio album 'Sloe Gin' spent over 10 consecutive weeks at # 1 on Billboard's Blues Album Charts. The complete track listing follows below :

1. The Ballad Of John Henry
2. Stop!
3. Last Kiss
4. Jockey Full Of Bourbon
5. Story Of A Quarryman
6. Lonesome Road Blues
7. Happier Times
8. Feelin' Good
9. Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
10. The Great Flood
11. From The Valley
12. As The Crow Flies

1 comment:

Mindy said...

Lookin' forward to this, thanks for the news!

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