Friday, August 10, 2012

"Feeling Groovy #2" : THE WEEKEND MIX

This one got started the second CCR's "Bootleg" came on the iPod. Stu Cook and Doug Clifford fall into the pocket so quickly, there was no hope of getting out. I thought to myself, "These guys are in some groove." And there you have it. Had to do it.

From the New Orleans funk of Jon Cleary and the legendary Smokey Johnson to the grease of that little ol' band from Texas, ZZ Top, and back again with my favorite living drummer Stanton Moore, these 15 tunes should keep a few body parts bobbin' and weavin' for an hour.


Ain't That A Groove Pt. 1- James Brown
More Hipper- Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
It Ain't My Fault Pt. 1- Smokey Johnson
Happy Birthday- Curtis Knight & Jimi Hendrix
Bootleg-Creedence Clearwater Revival
Poor Tom- Led Zeppelin
King Kong- Big "T" Tyler
Club Nitty Gritty-Chuck Berry
A Man & A Half- Wilson Pickett
Pop, Popcorn Children- Eldridge Holmes
Zipper Job- ZZ Top
Bigtop- John Scofield
Trick Bag- Robert Palmer
Snowball-Stanton Moore
Dazz- Brick







Rob said...

ok - I'm bookmarked and good to go, so long as I can think of something reasonably on topic to say...

And thanks as always for the weekend groove injection, I thank you and my trusty portable listening device thanks you.

Anonymous said...

Great mix. Spookily I had injected a "groovy" mix into last month's in-car compilation (you know, songs with groovy in the title: PP Arnold, Manfred Mann, Young Rascals, Mama's Boys, Simon & Garfunkel and so on) and now you've out-cooled me as usual. Vacationing now for 2 weeks so wish you well with new blog & look forward to catching up on both. Cheerio!

Jeff Matthews said...

Sitting at my desk going through reams of paperwork after a horrible horrible week (a friend and colleague died suddenly and tragically; beyond the shock/grief, I've had to deal with the media coverage, the funeral, etc. etc) - this mix was a welcome relief. Nothing like a groove thang to feed the soul. Thanks Sal.
On to Burning Love.

James A. Gardner said...

Another great looking mix! Thank you! We're on the road with erratic WiFi, so it may be a while 'til I can hear it. Robt. Palmer did a version of "Trick Bag"?! News to me. I'm trying to compile every extant cover of that garage rock masterpiece. So far, The Counts' version tops the list.

steve simels said...

Great stuff, although I prefer this version of King Kong.

Sal Nunziato said...


I am sorry to hear that news. Glad the music helps.

JAG, you do know "Trick Bag" is a New Orleans tune written by Earl King, yes?

JAG said...

@Sal, I do have the Earl King version and I *think* I had ID'd it as the original; I didn't realize King was from NO, though. I slapped the garage rock label on "Trick Bag" just because of The Counts' version. Seems like it was a standard with northwest combos back in The Day.

Anonymous said...

King Kong what a sensational track

Thanks for the share



A walk in the woods said...

Wow, in all my years of Zep listening, I have never heard "Poor Tom" - what a way-cool song. How did I miss that one?

Sal Nunziato said...

@Walk In The Woods

Sometime in the 80s, Atlantic released "Coda," an album of unreleased Zeppelin tunes. Some great stuff on there, including "Poor Tom," which I think was recorded either between "II" and "III," or "III" and "IV."