Mercury Rev Covers Bobbie Gentry's “Big Boss Man” featuring Hope Sandoval
- New York-based alt-rock band Mercury Rev will release a full-length covers tribute album to the country star Bobbie Gentry.
The album is entitled "Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited", which is set to be released on February 8, 2019.
The band covered Bobbie Gentry's second album "The Delta Sweete", which was released in 1968.
Album features vocals from Margo Price, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucinda Williams, Vashti Bunyan, Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), Lætitia Sadier (Stereolab), Kaela Sinclair (M83), Beth Orton, Susanne Sundfør, Norah Jones, and Carice van Houten.
From the album, the band shared “Big Boss Man” featuring American singer-songwriter Hope Sandoval who is the lead singer for Mazzy Star and Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions.
“Big Boss Man” was first recorded by Jimmy Reed in 1960. It was writte by Luther Dixon and Al Smith. Also, the song is known for Elvis Presley and B.B. King covered.
"Well, the only boss man in my life is my cat Herman so this song was a bit tricky for me, but I am so honored to have been asked to be a part of this amazing group of women paying tribute to such an inspirational artist,” Hope Sandoval said. “I’ve always been a fan of Mercury Rev and Bobbie Gentry. So needless to say I am over the moon to be a part of this project."
- source : Billboard