the Buzz for August 20th, 2010


Cyndi Lauper (with Jonny Lang) — “How Blue Can You Get”
(from Memphis Blues) — How

Lauper’s new album — a soul-burned journey down into the heart of the blues — is fascinating but maddeningly uneven, but this slowed-down reinvention of an old B.B. King classic (one of two Memphis collaborations between Lauper and a never-better Lang, as compelling and as gut-wrenchingly real now as he was in his teen prodigy days) is an undeniable treat.