Using Spotify as a streaming vehicle, Electric Lady Studios continues to attract music’s best and brightest to record extended plays at the legendary hub founded by Jimi Hendrix in 1970.
Grammy-winning singer Yebba is next at bat and hits a home run with hers Live at Electric Lady PE.
Assembling a fine team of collaborators, including Yebba’s frontman James Francies, Questlove, Pino Palladino, Charles Myers and others, the West Memphis, Arkansas native breathed new life into five songs, four of which are appeared on her. Dawn debut last August.
The best live recording, “The Age of Worry”, is a cover of a John Mayer track from his 2012 album born and raised. Close to Yebba’s heart, the beloved song was first recorded by Mayer, alongside bassist Palladino, at Electric Lady Studios.
Speaking on Yebba Live at Electric Lady EP, Francies said, “Re-recording some of these songs with fresh eyes and ears has really changed the way we approach them. Having the main members of the group of Dawn really brought that feeling of what it was like the last few years when we recorded it.
He added: “From Questlove, to Pino, to Charles [Myers] and the string quartet, I think we all found solace in a familiar space with familiar people. It was like a family reunion. »
Recent Electric Lady Studios artists include Patti Smith, Japanese Breakfast and Jon Batiste, the most nominated artist for this year’s Grammys.
Yebba recently starred alongside Lucky Daye in his extended live scene of “How much can a heart bear? » The duet, taken from Daye’s Grammy-nominated Table for two project, received a nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the Grammy Awards 2022.
She will appear on the next Robert Glasper album Black Radio III when it arrives on February 25.
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