While we’re all thinking about Boston…
In conjunction with Record Store Day (Saturday, April 20), the collaboration is releasing a limited edition, seven-inch single paying tribute to the Boston Red Sox. The single features “The Sox Are Rockin'” and “Red Sox Nation.”
The opportunity to work with Cannon – whose hits include “Palisades Park,” “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” and “Tallahassee Lassie” (which Los Straightjackets have frequently performed with Big Sandy) – even won over Los Straitjackets guitarist and Rensselaer native Eddie Angel.
“Being a lifelong Yankee fan, this was a little hard to swallow,” Angel said of recording the Red Sox anthems, “but being a huge Freddy Cannon fan trumped baseball rivalry. Freddy was a real blast to hang out with and record with.”