Sunday, December 22, 2019
Songs Of The Week, 2019: 12/14-12/20
Pleasant Valley Sunday- the Monkees
Don't Talk To Strangers- Beau Brummels
Guitar & Pen- The Who
I'm A Loser- UFO
Yeah Man!- Eddie Hinton
Fight Fire- Southern Culture On The Skids
Do I Make Myself Clear- Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto
Four of the seven songs here are from albums that I recently picked up in a collection, and so of course, they made the cut. The Monkees and Beau Brummels tracks are songs that I have always loved. The Eddie Hinton track is from "Very Extremely Dangerous," the best Otis Redding album Otis never made. And how about that Etta & Sugar Pie duet? Why wasn't that a huge hit?
It's been Who Mania lately, thanks to the wonderful new record, and one friend mentioned how the overall sound of "WHO" is a lot like the "Who Are You" record. I agree, and "Guitar & Pen" is a fave from that record.
The SCOTS cover of the Golliwogs is one of 15 excellent covers on their "Countrypolitan Favorites" record. If you've never heard it, I urge you to do so toot sweet. Bluegrass "Happy Jack?" Yessir! When you're through here, go there.
I've been on a UFO kick as of late. A very different kind of hard rock band and this track from "No Heavy Petting" is a fave.
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 5:20 AM