10 May 2017

Music Critic Simon Sweetman

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:20 pm on 10 May 2017

Simon previews the posthumously released Graham Brazier album "Left Turn at Midnite."  The tracks were all laid just prior to the singers unexpected death from a heart attack in September, 2015 and finishing the album has been a struggle for his long-time friend, producer Alan Jansson. Brazier's long-time friend Kelly Addis organised funding for the album.  A lot of money was raised from fans and those who were at university with Graham and are now CEOs of big companies.   When asked to help by Addis there was no hesitation. Simon also has a track from the latest Robert Cray album recorded with the Hi Records rhythm section in Memphis. Only three songs on the album are credited to Cray, others are from Tony Joe White, Mack Rice, Bill Withers and others.