So, I heard about this song by watching a long interview with a fairly obscure Georgia band called Let’s Active where they said they liked this one. And it’s pretty good. Well worth a listen.
You can listen to Louis Jordan every day and discover amazing music. This was a hit, not obscure, obviously. Roots of rock and roll, roots of rhythm and blues. This is scratching the surface of what Jordan created. More to come.
I was listening to the Who’s Live at Leeds the other day, and their cover of Mose’s Young Man Blues is very fine. Digging into the Mose catalog today while cooking (food), came upon this one, which swings and disarms in a single glance. Pure Mose.
Written by Peter Tork, who passed away this week. He was a trained musician and was shocked he wasn’t allowed to play on the band’s first album. By the band’s third album they were recording their music and going out on tour (with Jimi Hendrix as an opening act).
I posted about this song another time, but this Grey Whistle Test version wasn’t available then. This song spoke to an awful lot of people back in 1976. One hit wonders? Sort of, except for Don’t Touch Me There.