All Blues, the forthcoming covers album from the Peter Frampton Band, is set for release on June 7, Frampton and UMe announced Friday. The album is a collection of Frampton’s favorite blues classics and was recorded with his longtime touring band, made up of Adam Lester (guitar/vocals), Rob Arthur (keyboards/guitar/vocals) and Dan Wojciechowski (drums).
“I Just Want To Make Love To You” (featuring Kim Wilson) is the first song to be released from the new album, and is available now with digital album pre-order.
Written by Willie Dixon, the blues standard was popularized by Muddy Waters and later recorded by Foghat on their 1972 self-titled debut album.
The announcement of All Blues comes two months after Frampton revealed in a CBS This Morning interview that he has been diagnosed with a degenerative and incurable muscle disease. The guitarist will embark on his final tour this June.
Of the new album, Frampton explains, “I have always loved to play the blues. When we formed Humble Pie, the first material we played together was just that. For the last two summers I had been playing a handful of blues numbers every night on stage with Steve Miller Band. I enjoyed this immensely and it gave me the idea of doing an ‘All Blues’ album live in the studio with my band.”
Frampton and his band began recording the album just nine days after coming off the road last year. They recorded 23 tracks, live off the floor, over a two week period.
“The energy of these tracks is completely different from building a track one instrument at a time,” explained Frampton in a statement. “I hope you can hear and feel our enjoyment. I’m not sure if you can say we had fun playing the blues. But we definitely did.”
All Blues was recorded at Frampton’s studio in Nashville, and was co-produced by Frampton and Chuck Ainlay. The album features additional collaborations with Larry Carlton, Sonny Landreth and Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple).
The vinyl edition will be available as a double LP and also as a limited edition translucent blue color pressing exclusively at PeterFrampton.com. The double LP will include the bonus track “I Feel So Good,” which was written by Big Bill Broonzy and popularized by Muddy Waters.
Peter Frampton Band All Blues Track Listing:
1. I Just Want To Make Love To You (featuring Kim Wilson)
2. She Caught The Katy
3. Georgia On My Mind
4. Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover
5. Me And My Guitar
6. All Blues (featuring Larry Carlton)
7. The Thrill Is Gone (featuring Sonny Landreth)
8. Going Down Slow (featuring Steve Morse)
9. I’m A King Bee
10. Same Old Blues