Album Watch: Cyndi Lauper Is Getting The Blues

Friday, April 23, 2010

She Bop, She Blues? Cyndi Lauper has worn many musical hats during her 20+ years in the music business, and she rotates them like clockwork, making sure that she's shaken and never stirred. She began as a pop-rock MTV icon with her classic debut, She's So Unusual in 1984. Later on her works went to a rockier place with her 1989 album A Night To Remember. Then 2004 she dipped into cool standards waters with At Last, then shifted gears and went folk-soul with The Body Acoustic. She took to the dance floor in 2008 with the sparkling electronic disco charged, Bring Ya To The Brink. Clearly, it's never a dull moment with Miss Lauper.

Now Miss Lauper is going the Blues route, with her upcoming set, the aptly titled Memphis Blue, which is to feature some heavyweights in the genre such as Johnny Lang and Mr. King of Blues himself, BB King. Two snaps for that. Lauper has been busy lately as she recently joined Downtown Records where the likes of Santigold and Gnarls Barkley roam, and if you're a reality nut you saw her face-off with other notables on Celebrity Apprentice. Thankfully, she's ditched reality shows for now and is sticking to the music. Will definitely keep you posted on Cyndi's foray into 'Blues-dom' by the time the album drops on June 22nd, as I'm quite interested to hear her tackle yet another genre.

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