Rush's Working Man Covered by Cyril Neville On His "Magic Honey" Album
Cyril Neville, part of the famed Neville_Brothers; the American R&B and Soul group, is releasing a new solo album titled Magic Honey. Among the twelve tracks on the album, Cyril includes a cover of Rush's classic song Working Man.
From a write-up at OffBeat:Part of Magic Honey’s success hinges on his choice of band: Lead guitarist Cranston Clements is no mindless shredder; even when he plays heavy he carries along his melodic sense. Likewise, “Mean” Willie Green is the drummer, which means the drums here—heavy on the backbeat and mixed right upfront—still manage to swing. Neville’s vocals have never lacked swagger, but here they have an arena-rock power that he’s seldom reached for in the past. So it makes sense that the track “Working Man” isn’t the one Mike Bloomfield wrote and Otis Rush recorded (as the cover credits have it), but the one by those venerable bluesmen, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. And the sound of New Orleans funkateers doing a Rush song—and doing it damn well—is about as colorblind as music gets.You can listen to a 30-second sample of Cyril's version of Working Man at this LINK.
You can order Magic Honey, which will be released tomorrow, September 10th, via this Amazon Link.
Thanks to RushFanForever for the news.