#26 on the 2013 Musical Bacon Calendar
Wise Up Ghost by Elvis Costello and The Roots
You already know and love one or both of these artists. Between the two of them, Elvis Costello and The Roots have 69 years of experience in the music business. And by listening to this album, you’d think that all of those years were designed specifically to lead them to this intersection of sound.
Wise Up Ghost has the best of both worlds. It’s a funky, horn, drum and guitar infused ride, and there’s really not much more I need to say about it. If you haven’t yet heard it, start with the song above, “Walk Us Uptown.” Surely you’re intrigued enough by these names alone to want to hear more; they do my work for me.