Random Wax: Cory Branan - Sid Selvidge 'Cold of the Morning'


February 5th, 2016 by bsradmin

We like to listen to vinyl on Fridays here at BSHQ. Every Friday we have a Bloodshot crew member randomly select a record from his/her personal collection and bring it to the office. The person has to explain why the album is on his/her shelves, and then we listen to it. We call this Random Wax.

Today's contestant is a guest star! The Memphis man himself Cory Branan sent us his pick all the way from Tennessee! He randomly selected Sid Selvidge's Cold of the Morning from 1976. Here's his explanation on why it's in his collection:  

"This is the reissue of Sid Selvidge's lost classic album Cold of the Morning. Sid's baritone is otherworldly on here. His take on Elizabeth Cotten's "I've Got a Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree)" is a favorite of mine. Cut in '75 with Jim Dickinson at the helm (and the ivories) and with a cover photo by William Eggleston, this is one of the most Memphis records I can think of."

[We promise it was a random pick!]

Cory is about to head out on tour with our pal Chuck Ragan. Check 'em out and buy 'em a drink and buy yourself some merch.