Thursday, November 5, 2009
When The Battle Is Over
My long weekend in New Orleans has left me a bit out of sorts. Not posting the beloved Tuesday round-up was only the cherry on a string of days that I had trouble...uh...stringing together. My first thoughts this morning were to post something celebratory. The Yankees DID win the World Series. That's great news, right? (Unless you're a Phillies fan, or a Mets fan, or a baseball fan...I guess.)
Another idea was to riff on Delaney & Bonnie's "When The Battle Is Over," a song I started to love much later in life. It had been used over the closing credits of a Sopranos episode and I believe that was the first time I actually heard it. I found a great promo 45 at Jim Russell's in New Orleans and I felt inspired to share that story with a few versions of the song. But, I'm not loving that idea either. I've hit a wall and I'm thinking I need to regroup in time for the "Weekend Mix." Please have patience.
Until then, here is a funky version of "When The Battle Is Over" by a band called Joint Venture, a band I know absolutely nothing about. I found this on a British box set called "Royal Memphis Soul," and just maybe the Hi-Rhythm Section has something to do with it. Any ideas? (about the song, not my lack of inspiration. I'll figure that one out myself)