Monday, December 28, 2009

"PRESERVATION" Preview #4: Appearing With PHJB - MR. JIM JAMES!

Jim James
(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

James Olliges, Jr., professionally known as Jim James or Yim Yames, is the singer of Louisville, Kentucky-based rock band, My Morning Jacket. James grew up in the Hikes Point neighborhood of Louisville and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1995. As the singer, frontman, producer, and lead songwriter for My Morning Jacket, James has been instrumental in defining the sound of the band, in particular on their critically acclaimed Z, which he co-produced with John Leckie. James cites The Muppet Show as one of his biggest musical influences. James was given an "Esky" for best songwriter in Esquire's 2006 Esky Music Awards in the April issue. James typically plays rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, and occasional lead guitar on My Morning Jacket songs. James recently played the role of the band Leader in the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There singing the song "Going to Acapulco", with Calexico as his backing band, which was featured on the soundtrack of the film. Rolling Stone listed James among their "20 New Guitar Gods" along with fellow My Morning Jacket guitarist Carl Broemel. He contributed vocals on The Decemberists 2009 album The Hazards of Love.

On July 7, 2009, James released an EP covering George Harrison songs, entitled Tribute To. A portion of the proceeds from the album will go to benefit the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. The EP is available on as both a digital download and a physical CD/LP.
photos of Jim James @ Preservation Hall by Mary Ashley Johnson

The Song:
"Louisiana Fairytale"
Yim Yames & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
(Parish, Gillespie, Coots)
WB Music Corp, Larry Spier Music LLC, EMI Mills Music Inc.

Yim Yames - vocals
Mark Braud - trumpet
Clint Maedgen - clarinet
Daniel "Weenie" Farrow - tenor sax
Carl LeBlanc - banjo
"The Professor" Rickie Monie - piano
Walter Payton - string bass
Joe Lastie - drums

Yim Yames appears courtesy of ATO



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