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.


Shriner said...

"Countrypolitan Favorites" is awesome. One of my favorite SCOTS albums.

Anonymous said...

okay, but Frankie Miller's "Full House" is the second best Otis Redding album Otis never did.

love love love UFO, even their Schenker reunion album and Mogg Way. the late lamented Deadspin published a great tribute to them.

Bill said...

Your SCOTS SOTD sent me over to listen to Countrypolitan Favorites, which I had never heard. Two thumbs up!