Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller releases Johnny Cash cover by Chuck the busker

Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller releases Johnny Cash cover by Chuck the busker

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An exclusive art and music collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, coinciding with his first major retrospective solo show at the Hayward Gallery in early 2012.

The vinyl release features a live recording performed by Chuck, a singer and musician who often plays along the South Bank. Deller heard him playing, and liked his take on classic songs, compounding his ongoing interest in cover versions, “that surprise you, and that add to songs we already know”.

Deller invited Chuck to a recording studio in West London, where they recorded two tracks live, direct-to-disc. Chuck recorded two cover versions, one of Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ and one of ‘Island in the Sun’, by Harry Belafonte.