Southpaw Grammar (+4 Bonus Tracks)
The release features extensive 32 page personal liner notes which he has written, plus new sleeve artwork and previously unseen photographs. The original release was the only Morrissey album not to feature his image on the cover. Morrissey himself requested he completely re-sequence the tracklisting, adding 4 previously unreleased tracks and completely altering the artwork.
McFerrin brings it all back home on his new album, spirityouall, singing new and familiar words that come straight from his heart. Upbeat, warm and easy, spirityouall finds the always-surprising McFerrin exploring black roots Americana.
McFerrin reinvents the spirituals, mixing traditional and original tunes with jazz, classical, global, and bluegrass influences. From guttural blues to soaring riffs and soulful wailing, Bobby sings of his faith and of his own everyday search for grace and wisdom and the result will resonate with all listeners.
"Spirityouall" reclaims some great tunes from the past and also speaks to McFerrin's family history. Bobby's father, the great Metropolitan Opera baritone Robert McFerrin, Sr., was a great interpreter of the spirituals, singing songs like "Swing Low (Sweet Chariot)" with Bobby and his family.