Woman's Gotta Have It
Filmed at The Workplay Theater in Birmingham, AL 9-26-09 with Ona Watson.
Song available on Taylor's new album, The Distance.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Taylor Hicks to Release Pre-Idol Reissues On Vanguard Records

According to New Music TipSheet, Taylor will be re-releasing Early Works, his pre-Idol music on Vanguard Records , one of America's leading independent labels, on August 12th, 2008. There is no info yet on their site about this release, but I suspect it will be shortly. Stay tuned to this site, Vanguard's website and/or Amazon for ordering information (it's not available for purchase yet). I have no further details on what exactly will be on this CD - whether it's just a reissue of his first 2 self-produced albums or whether it will have additional songs that were never released or whether there will some remixes on the CD.

Some other artists on the Vanguard Label include fellow blue-eyed soul singer Marc Broussard, Blues Traveler, Carbon Leaf, the Robert Cray band, Hootie and the Blowfish, Shawn Mullins, Linda Ronstadt, and Edwin McCain just to name a few. Check out their website for more info on label.

UPDATE: In response to an email I sent Vanguard Records, I received this in response:

"This was actually listed wrong on a couple of sites and Vanguard Records is simply just distributing this title so it's not being released on Vanguard Records. This album is on Taylor Hicks own label which is called Modern Whomp Records."

So, this is what we know. "Early Works" will be released on August 12. It will be distributed by Welk Distribution on Taylor's own label called Modern Whomp Music.

Stay tuned for more info!


tishlp said...

Thank you so much for finding out this info. It's so good to hear that Taylor is on Vanguard.

Trixi said...

Sounds like this would be a good lable for Taylor, with the type of muscians listed, it's right up his ally. I wonder if this is only for the re-release Cd or his new one?

Griz, you and Taysharmonica always have the latest scoop and pics. Thanks for keeping us so informed.

juliegr said...

Good work, Griz! Read those tea leaves, listen to the clues and start digging. You rock, girl.

I shared this tidbit with HQ! Thanks, griz.

BTW, L-O-V-E, love, LOVE the first track on the player.

woo said...

Interesting...he is releasing OW the same day as the Jonas Bros.!...heh heh!

Loni Reeder said...

The way the posting reads, I would gather that "Under The Radar" and "In Your Time" are the properties subject to the rerelease/distribution. It would make no sense for him to package in new music, especially since he's already mentioned releasing a new album in September.

(but then again......... anything is possible I guess!!!)

But while he's at it, a release of the Warfield DVD would be nice (how long have we been waiting for that now???)

Anonymous said...

Great find Griz! This is awesome news! I just hope he has a few gems on the CD that we haven't heard. Either way - it's all good.

BTW - this first track on your player is from WATW isn't it? I finally got my hands on a copy of that concert - man I just couldn't wait. This DVD is a masterpiece. Taylor really needs to release this soon. Even though I have a copy of it, I will definitely be buying it when it finally does get released.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info, griz. Am I understanding that Welk Dist. is involved with distributing the record? That is in...Lawrence Welk? Well...I think this is a good starting off place. I think the Welk's are not tied to any of TPTB...hee hee! How do you spell relief? FREEDOM!

I am very excited about Taylor having his own label. Cool beans! Now, he can get started. I know it seems that he has lingered in his delivery of his CD and the Warfield...but, he has had so many obstacles...some that just might hit the fan in the near future.

Thanks, blondebabe