Ironing Board Sam – Super Spirit
Super Spirit is the newest album from Ironing Board Sam, released on Big Legal Mess Records and produced by Bruce Watson and Jimbo Mathis.
Dangerous Minds said, “[On Super Spirit] Sam’s backed by a solid group of players, and the record includes soulful covers of songs written by Jack Oblivion, Ann Peoples, Roy Hawkins, and Mick Collins. Collins wrote “I Can’t Take It,” originally recorded by titans of Detroit garage rock, the Gories, as “I Think I’ve Had It,” and included on their raucous debut, Houserockin’ (1989). Ironing Board Sam’s version absolutely cooks, melding rock, soul, and blues to fine effect. Sam possesses the kind of weathered, soul-drenched voice that only a seasoned R&B veteran has these days. In the age of sterile Auto-Tuned vocals, we need him more than ever. Sam possesses the kind of weathered, soul-drenched voice that only a seasoned R&B veteran has these days. In the age of sterile Auto-Tuned vocals, we need him more than ever.”
Glide Magazine called Super Spirit, “… perhaps his finest album yet.”
No Depression said, “Even though his latest, Super Spirit, is a studio record, it has the same energy and wildness as his live performances… Sam is in fine shape here, taking on all comers and laying em out, his spirit and his skills stronger than ever.”
Among Ironing Board Sam’s many triumphs of the past few years – returning several times to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, playing Newport Folk Festival, performing at Lincoln Center, appearing on the PBS News Hour, signing with Big Legal Mess for his new album ‘Super Spirit’ is one of his proudest accomplishments.