Huey Lewis was the featured guest on the latest edition of Amoeba Music‘s long-running video series, “What’s In My Bag.” As is customary in the video-based interview series, the veteran bandleader and singer takes viewers through his bag of selections after browsing the album racks at the popular Los Angeles record store.
Lewis is currently making the media rounds ahead of Huey Lewis and The News‘ first studio album of new material since 2001, Weather, due out February 14th on BMG.
Among the list of albums that Lewis selected and showcased for the segment include his “favorite record of all time” in Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute to the Immortal Fats Waller by Louis Armstrong, Tower of Power‘s Back To Oakland, Frank Sinatra‘s 1966 live album Sinatra at the Sands, Johnnie Taylor‘s The Very Best Of Johnnie Taylor, a Ray Charles compilation Ray Charles: The Ultimate Collection, and somewhat surprisingly, Umphrey’s McGee.
The reason we say “surprising” is due to the fact that one doesn’t often hear the studio albums of jam bands get priority over that of a live concert recording. Yet, Lewis does his best to showcase Umphrey’s Anchor Drops Redux album–the 2019 re-release of 2004’s Anchor Drops. The interview even highlights some throwback footage of the time Lewis joined Umphrey’s on stage in 2006.
Watch the entire “What’s In My Bag” video below.
Huey Lewis – What’s In My Bag