I Should Be Blue is Sid Selvidge's 8th album and his 3rd for the Memphis based Archer Records. I Should Be Blue will feature never-before-heard Sid originals, as well as a number of duets with rising Nashville-by-way-of-New York City vocalist and recording artist, Amy Speace (Killer In Me, Wildflower Records). Produced by Don Dixon (Joe Cocker, REM, Counting Crows).
14 Tracks captured live at Otherlands in Memphis, includes Selvidge favorites The Outlaw, Boll Weevil, Come from the Heart, Pearlee Blues and the legendary Kassie Jones. Also included is an exclusive 25 minute interview with Sid discussing Memphis music and the Delta, Mudboy and the Neutrons, "Furry" Lewis, his first encounter with Sam Phillips and much more.
Sid Selvidge's latest studio recording was produced by Jim Dickinson and released in the spring of 2003 on Archer Records. Rolling Stone called it "...a precious treasure" and No Depression Magazine called it "...one of the most affecting, beautifully rendered and delivered, funky sweet bits of singing on record in the last couple of years."
Released in 1982 and reissued on CD in 1991 on the Peabody label, Waiting for a Train showcases Selvidge's eclectic taste in American music. "The first song I was conscious of as a Child was Tex Ritter's version of Rye Whiskey," says Selvidge. Trimmed and Burning is a bow to Bluesman Fred McDowell. Selvidge says, "Lee Baker played slide. I couldn't figure out why he attacked the guitar with such intensity until, years later, he told me he had had major dental surgery right before the session and had refused any pain killers."
A goodly portion of Robert Gordon's book, It Came from Memphis, talks about The Bitter Lemon Coffee House as a crucible for young Memphis artists in the late '60's. Sid Selvidge was one of those artists and The Cold of the Morning is about as close as you'll get to his coffee house set from those days. Recoded with producer, colleague and pal, Jim Dickinson in 1976 and reissued on CD in 1991 the selections run the gamut from field hollers such as Boll Weevil to the Memphis Blues of Furry Lewis (Judge Boushe) to the George M. Cohan penned, tin pan alley song, Then I'll be Satisfied with Life that Selvidge discovered on a Tiny Tim album.