Friday, February 15, 2019

"Spill The Wine": THE WEEKEND MIX

I was never a big fan of "Spill The Wine" by Eric Burdon and War, but yet I love The Isley Brothers version and wanted to feature it as a Song Of The Day. But then one thing led to another and we are here.

This is one of those old fashioned mixes that seemed to unfold in real time. I had "Spill The Wine" as the last track but loved how the Corey Harris & Henry Butler track sounded closing things out. The rest...Mary Flower's cool medley opener, the greatest tuba/washboard/guitar Motown cover you'll ever hear, a rough mix of LZ's "Gallows Pole" that I think kicks the final mix's ass, Zevon's "Carmelita," which has always been a favorite but one night, after singing it in a New Orleans dive bar with 6 friends and 30 strangers is now in my personal hall of fame...well, as I love to say, sounds good altogether.

I hope you think so.

Baby Please Don't Go/Green Onions- Mary Flower
Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Tin Men
9th Ward Landlord- Johnny Sansone
Gallows Pole (Rough Mix)- Led Zeppelin
Ghost Town- The Specials
Carmelita- Warren Zevon
Indian Love Call- Terry Adams
Spill The Wine- The Isley Brothers
I Want You- Cyril Neville
Bernadette (Instrumental)- The Funk Brothers
It's All Over Now- The Rolling Stones
If You Let A Man Kick You Once- Corey Harris & Henry Butler

Dah-Doo-Dee-A ZIP


Gene Oberto said...

"It's All Ovr Now" is the song that clearly showed the difference between the Stones and the Beatles. I can remember air-playing Keith's guitars. It made me a Stones fan.

buzzbabyjesus said...

I can tell by looking at it that it's a good one. Thanks!

Kirke said...

There did you what liked I.

Anonymous said...

Nice mix, Sal.

Trivia of the day - I have a promo 7" of Gallows Pole that was released prior to LZ III that has an extended guitar solo which was edited out for the official version on the album. Really cool version - the rough mix that you included is from that extended version.


Anonymous said...

btw Led Zeppelin is headed back to court to defend against the "Stairway to Heaven" copyright infringement claim. The trial verdict was overturned on appeal. (beware - lots of popup ads)

dogbreath said...

A cracker of a weekend mix & as there's wine involved, fitting for me to say "Cheers!" at the end. I've always preferred the Linda Ronstadt version of Carmelita over the Zevon original - is that sacrilegious of me? (Yes. See me later - Ed). Many thanks & hope your weekend is a good one. Cheers!

Mr. Baez said...

This is a really cool listen. Thanks, Sal.

pmac said...

Ah, the Tin Men are fantastic! Catch them just about very Wed night at dba in New Orleans. Great mix tape. Many thanks!

snakeboy said...

Carmelita always get to me.
Should Johnny Sansone be 9th Ward Langford instead of Landlord?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for introducing me to Mary Flower.