Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater celebrated the city of Memphis, Tennessee, in her new album, Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready, released via DDB Records/OKeh Records.
Bridgewater, who was born in Memphis in 1950, was determined to recapture the same magic and history of the Blues, R&B, and Soul classics in the recordings that were originally made in or associated with Memphis.
Listen to her version of “Hound Dog” from Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready below:
Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready features other cover versions of such classics as B.B. King’s “The Thrill is Gone,” Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness,” and Al Green’s “Can’t Get Next To You.” As Bridgewater states in an official press release, “I wanted people to be able to recall the original versions, but I also wanted them to have a more modern feeling while respecting those originals.”
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