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May 13, 2004

Fulks tribute to Paycheck announced

We're still waiting for news on the fate of Robbie Fulks' album of Michael Jackson covers, but another of his tribute projects now has a release date: "Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck" will come out August 11 on Sugar Hill Records.

Fulks produced the album, sang a duet with Gail Davies and played guitar on much of it. Other participating artists with Chicago connections include Gerald Dowd (session drummer), Neko Case (dueting with Jim Lauderdale on "If I'm Going to Sink, I Might As Well Go to the Bottom"), Mavis Staples (singing the title track), Duane Denison (guitar on Bobby Bare, Jr.'s cover of his daddy's "Motel Time Again"), and Jeff Tweedy (trading vocals with Buck Owens, Bobby Bare and Radney Foster on "Take This Job and Shove It").