Blackie & The Rodeo Kings: Kings Of Love
What started out as a side project for folk singer Stephen Fearing, guitarist and The Band-collaborator Colin Linden, and Junkhouse singer Tom Wilson, has turned into an on-going career sidebar for the three musicians. High or Hurtin' - the group's 1996 debut and tribute to Canadian songwriter, Willie P. Bennet, proved to be greater than anyone initially expected, with the album ending up on several domestic year-end lists. In 1999 the trio joined forces once again with the release of the double CD Kings of Love.
Kings of Love includes a cover version of The Band/Colin Linden song "Remedy" from The Band's 1993 come-back album Jericho and also a version of the Jericho outtake "Tombstone", written by Jules Shear and originally recorded in 1991 by The Band as a demo with an amazing vocal from Rick Danko. The Band's pianoman Richard Bell plays on many of the tracks on Kings of Love.
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Kings Of Love - 1999 - True North TND 0180