Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus.
The Lagniappe Sessions return with Night Beds, the nom de tune of achingly golden-voiced Nashville transplant Winston Yellen. Touring behind his debut LP, 2013’s Country Sleep, Night Beds (in full band mode) laid down two covers for us at Red Rockets Glare studios while in Los Angeles — Mac DeMarco’s “My Kind Of Woman”, and Jo Stafford’s “No Other Love”. Yellen, in his own words, below.
Night Beds :: My Kind of Woman – As a band, we really love Mac DeMarco’s album “2” and we wanted to pay homage to Mac by covering “My Kind Of Woman”.
Night Beds :: No Other Love – Most of the music I listen to is from the 1930’s and 1940’s. I had listened to Jo Stafford’s “No Other Love”, but it really hit me harder when I heard it paired with Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 film, The Master.