The Memphis Horns - famous for giving Elvis soul - help the country rockers out...
The group’s new album ‘It Still Moves’ is released on September 8 via BMG. The bulk of the record was recorded on guitarist Johnny Quaid’s grandparents 1,000-acre farm in rural Shelbyville, Kentucky.
“We just like to get away from all the madness – all the touring, all the people. The farm’s great for that,” singer and guitarist Jim James explained. “Plus there are lots of different sounds, bathrooms, silos, barns, garages.”
The Memphis Horns were staples of Stax records releases in the ’60s and ’70s. Alongside Elvis Presleyand BB King, they’ve also recorded for Primal Scream, [a][/a] and old Italian pop guy Zucchero. They’re widely acknowledged to be the greatest soul horn section ever.
“Seeing them painting pictures with sound was just amazing,” James added. “They’ve worked with all the greats, so we’re really privileged.”