Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun \‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus.
Welcome to the fourth installment of the Lagniappe Sessions in which we invite some of our favorite artists to cut exclusive covers paying tribute to some of their favorite artists. This week we’re joined by Houston singer-songwriter Robert Ellis. Earlier this year Ellis wrote a bit about his hero George Jones which led to our discussing his cutting some Jones sides for this series. Switching things up, though, Ellis decided to pay tribute to one of his earliest influences, Paul Simon. Below are three stripped down renditions of Simon’s “I Do it For Your Love” from Still Crazy After All These Years, “Everything Put Together Falls Apart” from the self-titled Paul Simon and Graceland’s title track.
MP3: Robert Ellis :: I Do It For Your Love (Paul Simon)
MP3: Robert Ellis :: Everything Put Together Falls Apart (Paul Simon)
MP3: Robert Ellis :: Graceland (Paul Simon)