Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel to Release New CD, 'Lovers' on Valentine's Day 2008

    AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12 /CNW/ -- Joined on the new project by a stellar
group of musicians, music icon, Bobby Whitlock and wife, CoCo Carmel, are set
to release a new CD, "Lovers," for Valentine's day. The ten tracks, recorded
and produced mostly in Austin, TX, chronicle the life and times of one of
music's truly remarkable couples. Whitlock also tips his songwriting hat to
former band mate, Eric Clapton with a gripping remake of the classic Derek and
the Dominos, "Layla." In an interesting twist, Whitlock also put the finishing
touches on "Dear Veronica," a tribute to Veronica Lake that he and Clapton
began writing, but never completed until after the "Layla" sessions, nearly
thirty-eight years ago.
    According to Carmel, "We have literally had this project in the making
for the past four years-it is our story, and Layla is really a tribute. I'm
proud to be part of this experience."
    And Whitlock added, "During the course of my career I have been very
fortunate to have been a part of some great historical works. 'Lovers' is the
finest of them all! It is my 'Layla' and my 'All Things Must Pass'."
    Joined on this recording by Willie Nelson, David Grissom, Eric Johnson,
Stephen Bruton, Brannen Temple, and James Fenner, Bobby and CoCo weave a
musical tapestry with golden threads collected during a lifetime of living the
music that they write. Whitlock's powerful voice is stronger than ever,
appearing to have mellowed, becoming even richer with time.  The lyrics,
written mostly by Whitlock and Carmel, are very nearly embarrassing in a
voyeuristic way; as if the listener is eavesdropping on a couple so much in
love that they glow.
    The guitar work blended into this recording is genius, born of the
classic guitar album of all time, "Layla." Whitlock's voice begs for the
emotion, and counterpoint of crying guitars punctuating the lyrics, and always
has; "Best Days of Our Lives" is a perfect example of this. Further, Carmel's
string arrangements and sax add raw emotion to material such as "You don't
know" and the charismatic remake of "Layla." And, it is hard to believe that
some of the notes that Carmel plays actually live in a saxophone.
    Whitlock and Carmel will showcase "Lovers" at the forthcoming SXSW Music
Festival in Austin on March 12-16th, 2008.
    It has been an honor and privilege to have been allowed glimpses of the
creative genius that has now come to fruition with "Lovers". Their musical
journey has not always been easy for Whitlock and Carmel, but it helps though,
when you're lovers!

    For further information, please contact:

    Jean-Claude Monney +1 (512) 426-4037 or email to

    For "Lovers" Digital and CD availability see
    The 8-panel eco friendly CD has been produced on recycled paper because
we care.
    Monney Productions LLC is based in Austin, Texas, USA providing Music
Entertainment Services to independent artists.

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