POWERFUL STUFF! presents exciting rock and roll from one of the nation’s all-time great Southern rock bands, Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks. Wilder, a recent inductee into the Mississippi Music Hall Of Fame, has led this iconic, tightly knit, guitar driven group through its heyday in the 80s and 90s to the present. Consisting of recently discovered and totally unreleased material, POWERFUL STUFF! combines heretofore unheard original tunes by songwriter/producer R.S. Field plus distinctive cover renditions on songs by, among others, Sam & Dave, Doug Kershaw, Tina Turner and Little Richard. The title track is actually the original version of a song that later hit big for the Fabulous Thunderbirds. With strong backing from the first incarnation of the Beatnecks, featuring Wilder, guitar and vocals, the blazing Donny Roberts, guitar, Denny “Cletus” Blakely, bass, and Jimmy Lester, drums, POWERFUL STUFF! is proof to why this legendary group has remained a popular attraction around the world for over 30 years. The new album mixes studio tracks with blistering live performances that echo the band’s classic debut, IT CAME FROM NASHVILLE, also on Landslide Records (LDCD-1029).
A recent inductee into the Mississippi Music Hall Of Fame, Wilder has recorded a terrific set of distinctive originals coupled withcreative cover renditions that stretch from tunes by Otis Rush to Charlie Rich to Jimmy Reed. With strong backing from his highly accomplished bandmates, the Beatnecks, featuring Tom Comet, bass, Bob Williams, guitar, and Jimmy Lester, drums, MISSISSIPPI MODERNE includes all of the ingredients that have made the ever swaggering Wilder, aka The Last Of The Full Grown Men, a popular attraction throughout the USA and Europe for the past 30 years. The new album rocks, rolls, grooves, and touches the heart in what is surely Wilder’s finest recording since his classic, IT CAME FROM NASHVILLE (LDCD-1029), came out in 1985. As always, Webb Wilder will be on tour constantly over the next year, and his shows are not to be missed!
YARD DOG B/W LUCY MAE BLUES (SINGLE)
Landslide Records is proud and excited to announce an exclusive digital only release: “Yard Dog” and “Lucy Mae Blues” by the iconic Nashville Roots Rocker, Webb Wilder. Paying homage to the sounds of his Mississippi upbringing, the tracks feature Wilder on vocals and guitars, along with fellow members of his band, The Beatnecks: Tom Comet on bass and Jimmy Lester on drums. Producer Joe McMahan also appears on guitar, and guest musicians include Ryan Norris (organ) and Jon Radford (percussion). The songs will be part of a full length Wilder album, to be released by Landslide Records in the Spring, 2014
TOUGH IT OUT! (DVD)
TOUGH IT OUT!, the first-ever live DVD from Nashville-based Webb Wilder is the definitive concert video of the man, the legend and the electrifying artist. Recorded in August 2005 at WorkPlay in Birmingham, Alabama, in front of a very enthusiastic audience, TOUGH IT OUT! captures all of the excitement of Wilder’s action-packed shows, which the Birmingham News called, “A vigorous hybrid of rollicking rockabilly, toe-tapping twang and rip-roaring rock ‘n’ roll.” Joining Webb Wilder (vocals, guitar) on Tough It Out! are The Beatnecks, comprised of George Bradfute (guitars, vocals), Tony Bowles (guitars) Tom Comet (bass, vocals) and Jimmy Lester (drums).
Wilder’s ABOUT TIME returns him to his patented roots rock and roll persona. With production by longtime Wilder cohort R.S. Field, the album captures the full flavor of Wilder’s raucous style, from his booming baritone vocal delivery to sizzling guitar licks to a tight, punchy rhythmic foundation. New originals by both Field and Wilder include a heart beatin’ twanger, “I Just Had To Laugh,” the British influenced “You Might Be Lonely For A Reason,” a full fledged rock and roller, “Miss Missy From Old Hong Kong,” the swinging personal memoir, “Battle Of The Bands,” and a downright catchy little love song, “Tell The World.”
IT CAME FROM NASHVILLE
Webb and Landslide Records have combined to re-release an updated--and long out of print—version of the Webb Wilder And The Beatnecks roots classic, IT CAME FROM NASHVILLE, now subtitled The Deluxe Full Grown Edition. Produced by R.S. Field, the digitally remastered and repackaged reissue includes all of the sizzling material from the original vinyl and CD editions, plus six previously unreleased live tracks, and some distinctive live patter, from the same period.