Song Premiere: Albert Cummings’ “Red Rooster”

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Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Albert Cummings’ version of Willie Dixon’s song “Red Rooster,” from Cummings’ forthcoming album Believe (Mascot Label Groun / Provogue Records).  Believe was produced and mixed by Jim Gaines with executive producer Christina Cummings, recorded at Fame (engineered by Alan Schulman, John Gifford and Spencer Coats) and Nutthouse Studios (engineered by Jimmy Nutt, Cody Simmons) “Red Rooster” is Albert Cummings on guitar and vocals; Dave Smith on bass; Justin Holde on drums; Clayton Ivy on keyboards; Ken Waters on sax; Brad Guin on trumpet; and Kimberlie Helton and Trinecia Butler on backing vocals.

True to the heavy blues intentions of the song, Albert Cummings’ gives “Red Rooster” a fluid, yet nonetheless classic, treatment.

Putting my spin on Red Rooster was my way of paying tribute to one of the greatest blues writers of all time, Willie Dixon. Its such a classic and has been covered so many times that I was excited to mold it into a version of my own. Recording it in FAME Studio was a dream. The music history that lives in the studio is unsurmountable. It didn’t really hit me until I looked up and saw a picture of Duane Allman standing in the exact spot I was currently standing. Just mind-blowing!

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