I finished tracking the album last night and afterwards my manager, Titus, and I did the "car listening test": we drove all over Memphis singing along to all these great Memphis songs in disbelief that this had all come together.
I expressed what my dream way of recording this album would be and left it up in the air as just that -- a dream, with the realisation that, of course, I couldn't pull off getting the highly sought-after soul musicians that played on the actual track. Let alone to be in Memphis where the music was born. Or record in studios where these songs were recorded. And in the same style cut live with the whole band straight to analogue tape.
We drove around for hours,past the famous Beale St, listening to the tracks thinking, how did we pull this off!
Read Week Five of Guy's Memphis Diary.