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, January 21, 2009

Elliott Yamin Sings Backup on Taylor Hicks' New Album

Interesting news! According to USA Today blogger, Brian Mansfield, fellow American Idol Season 5 contestant, Elliott Yamin, has contributed background vocals to Bobby Womack's classic soul song "Woman's Got To Have It", a cut from Taylor Hicks' forthcoming album, The Distance, which drops on March 10, 2009! I think their voices will blend really nicely and it's one of the 14 cuts I'm most anxious to hear from the new album! It's not the first time these two have worked as a duo. The two sang together during the 2006 American Idol tour at Workplay, an Alabama hotspot, on other classic soul classics such as "Use Me" and "What's Goin' On". The entire article reads:

Taylor Hicks' new single, What's Right Is Right, will be available for download starting next Tuesday, but you can hear the song now on his website. What's Right Is Right is the first single from Taylor's new album, The Distance, will come out March 10.

The Distance also features a cover of R&B great Bobby Womack's Woman's Gotta Have It. Elliott Yamin told me the other day that he'd cut backing vocals for Taylor's version.

Taylor's backing band on the album includes guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, bassist Nathan East and drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. The Distance was produced by Simon Climie, who has also worked with Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Faith Hill.

The other songs on The Distance, which will come out on Taylor's Modern Whomp label, are Wedding Day Blues, Seven Mile Breakdown, New Found Freedom, The Distance, Nineteen, I Live on a Battlefield, Maybe You Should, Once Upon a Lover of Mine and Keepin’ It Real.

5 comments:

taylorfan06 said...

Taylor is definitely "keeping it real" ...intriguing.
I SO hope that this CD delivers for Taylor's sake.
I know that I will be getting my copy(ies) of "The Distance" on March 10th. I can't wait to hear ALL that "new" Taylor. I hope you all feel the same.

With the shadow tours, I bet there will be many lucky fans hearing more new music before the official release date. With his Roxy date in L.A., wh happening after the CD release, I hope to hear A LOT of new music at that show because I'LL BE THERE!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

(I hope many of you will be there, too!)

Trixi said...

i love me some Elliott. I really like his first post AI cd. That's great that him and Taylor are still collaberating. that would be a nice surprise after the cd is released if Elliott would show up here and there during the tour of the cd.

I've been hoping that Elliott would have come somewhere close to me on tour, I would love to go see him.

nanassetta said...

I can't wait to hear Taylor and Elliott! They sound great together. Loved them at the Viper Room! Wow, we get Taylor in March and a new CD from Elliott on May 5th!

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be great for the two of them, both with indie CDs, and with A2M promotion behind it, to do some events together. Maybe when Taylor is touring with his own CD, Elliot could tour with him, or several weeks at least.
That would grab some press releases. I think it would be great for both. I think it would draw Season Five fans from all over. Anyone agree?

soulthing said...

I was thinking about unbelievable it would be if both Taylor and Elliott appeared on AI this year and sang this classic song, WGHI! I know Taylor is scheduled for the show in March and it would just blow the roof off the joint. On the other hand, he'll prolly do his single. Ya never know!