Ironing Board Sam Super Spirit on LP
Legendary soul man Ironing Board Sam - long lost for a time - has completed a comeback to the music world. This year will see Big Legal Mess Records release his label debut Super Spirit in October 2015. The artist behind a series of in-demand 45s from that era, Sam was also a regular on 1960s soul TV program Night Train. For Super Spirit, Ironing Board Sam traveled to producer Bruce Watson's Dial Back Studio in Water Valley, Mississippi to record with guitarist and co-producer Jimbo Mathus, drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees), bassist Stu Cole (Squirrel Nut Zippers). Using Sam's ‘60s and ‘70s singles as inspiration, Watson chose songs from the repertoires of Ann Peebles, The Gories, Jimbo Mathus , Jack Oblivian, Roy Hawkins and more. Sam earned his nickname Ironing Board Sam by mounting his keyboard on an ironing board with a strap that allowed him to walk the stage while playing.