‘Tribute To’ by Yim Yames

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Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) by Yim Yames

I’m a sucker for interesting side projects, and this might be one of the more interesting/beautiful ones of ’09. Jim James, lead singer of My Morning Jacket, has decided to release an album of George Harrison cover songs under his alter ego, Yim Yames, called Tribute To. Chances are if you’re a fan of MMJ or Jim himself, you know the man has an amazing voice. So when you sit him down with a guitar and a piano to play the songs of one of the most talented musicians of the last 60 years, well, you certainly have something.

As a preview of the album I decided to post Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) because it was the one I didn’t really recognize. It comes from the George Harrison album All Things Must Pass and were inspired by an English Lawyer who was the original owner of the Friar Park, which George later bought in 1970. It has a really beautiful piano melody that accompanies him throughout the song, and seems rather summer-y to me.

You can purchase the full album by clicking here.


July 16, 2009