Originally released in 2001, the Detroit Cobras Life, Love and Leaving is the group’s best-known effort, coming at a time when bands like the White Stripes and Dirtbombs were also releasing seminal albums that started picking up recognition outside of their collective hometown of Detroit. Hitting hard with songs by soul heavyweights like Solomon Burke (“Stupidity”), Mary Wells (“Bye Bye Baby”), Otis Redding (“Shout Bamalama”), the inimitable vocals of Rachel Nagy would no-doubt be a template from which folks like Amy Winehouse would work from years later. A landmark collection of covers.
• Hometown: Detroit
• Features the previously unreleased “This Old Heart” (originally by
James Brown) an outtake from the Life, Love and Leaving sessions,
unheard for over 15 years.
• “Hey Sah-Lo-Ney” (originally listed under the incorrect title “Hey
Sailor”) was featuring on the seminal Rough Trade Shops Rock and
Roll compilation in 2002.
• Features Eddie Hawrsh (the Black Crowes) on bass.