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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sunday Concert - Chris Isaak

For a change of pace this summer we will be doing a Sunday Concert series.  Thought not a mega-star I have loved the music of Chis Isaak from the first day I heard it.  Isaak was a new type of artist.  His were video hits on MTV and VH1 rather than radio hits.

Chris Isaak signed a contract to Warner Bros. Records in 1984 for his first album Silvertone. The tracks "Gone Ridin'" and "Livin' for Your Lover", from this album, were featured in David Lynch's cult classic Blue Velvet. Isaak's second self-titled album Chris Isaak was photographed by fashion photographer Bruce Weber. Isaak's contract was renewed in 1988 when Warner Bros. moved him to their Reprise Records label.
His best-known song is "Wicked Game." Though released on the 1989 album Heart Shaped World, an instrumental version of the song was later featured in the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart.

In 1999, Isaak's "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing" was featured in Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The song is on his 1995 album Forever Blue.

In the US Isaak has earned four Gold Records, one Platinum and one Triple Platinum Record.

Isaak has also appeared in numerous films.  He starred with Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda in the 1993 Bernardo Bertolucci-directed Little Buddha, and also played a major role in David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). Other motion pictures include Married to the Mob (1988) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Baby did a bad, bad thing

Can't do a think without me

Wicked Game
Reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earning a Gold record as a single.

South of the Border
"South of the Border" was first written in 1939 for the film of the same name starring country star Gene Autry and has been covered by many artists since.

Chris Isaak's ultra smooth delivery makes the song his own.

San Francisco Days


Somebody´s Crying

Blue Spanish Sky

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