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Ross Johnson and Jeffrey Evans - Vanity Session lp (Spacecase )


"Vanity Session Was the result of a year-long residency ROSS JOHNSON and
JEFFREY EVANS held at The Buccaneer club in Memphis, TN. The album was
recorded on March 2l, 2008, at Zebra Ranch Studio in North Mississippi
by the Iegendary JIM DICKINSON with the help of former Reigning Sound
drummer, GREG ROBERSON. Ross Johnson has been a staple ofthe Memphis
music scene for more than three decades. He's probably best known for
his ranting on ALEX CHILTON’s seminal solo record, Like Flies On
Sherbert (Ross is the Baron). Johnson was also the original drummer for
THE PANTHER BURNS, although he missed the Behind The Magnolia Curtain
sessions due to drunkenness. Now retired from his job as a librarian,
Ross currently spends most days drinking, ranting, writing about music
and playing drums (typically in that order). Like Don Ayler's trumpet
playing, Ross is unrestrained—at a high volume, he’ll tell you
everything you wanted to know (and more) about Memphis music. JEFFREY
EVANS carne to Memphis in the mid '80s, following the path to Sun
Records. A devotee of Charlie Feathers, Evans influenced many with his
band THE GIBSON BROS. Alongside the late Jack Taylor, Evans fronted '68
COMEBACK throughout the ‘90s (and produced Tav Falco and The Panther
Burns excellent return to form, Panther Phobia, in 2000). He currently
fronts Jeffrey Evans and his SOUTHERN ACES. Vanity Session features
Ross and Jeff switching off on lead Vocals; at their request, Jim
Dickinson showed them how he performed "I've Had It" for Like Flies On
Sherbert. Thankfully Evans recorded the song and it appears on the
record, Backing Ross and Jett are Greg Roberson (drums), JOHN PAUL
KEITH, ADAM WOODWARD and JEREMY SCOTT (bass). Vanity Session is highly
recommended for fans of Like Flies on Sherbert, the film Stranded in
Canton, The Gibson Bros., and vanity records (because that's what it

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