If you follow my twitter feed, or really, if you keep up with much music ‘news’ in general you may very well have come across last week’s interview between Will Oldham (donning his interviewer’s cap) and R. Kelly. If not, you’re in for a treat. Held last December in New York—in Kelly’s dressing room prior to his appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon—the interview sheds light on both Oldham’s interest in Kelly’s craft (see Oldham’s cover of Kelly’s “The World’s Greatest” culled from the 2008 EP, Ask Forgiveness) and better yet a peek inside the life of arguably the king of contemporary R&B. Without giving anything away, I will say that if you ever find yourself invited to a party at Kelly’s private home, do attend. Oh, that and “Sam Cooke.”
In other Oldham news, the bard has a new 10″ set for release later this month with the Cairo Gang. All proceeds go to EDGE Outreach to assist the people of Haiti.
MP3: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy :: The World’s Greatest (R. Kelly)