Five tunes and a You Tube link this week. Apologies to Rich James ‘cos I forgot about the Streets of Rage theme and I can’t download it. So you’ll all have to click on the link. Thanks to all for the sudden influx of Worms – most welcome – but still plenty of room for more. Keep ’em coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Mama Thornton – I Feel the Way I Feel – goneforeign: From 1966 with Otis Spann at the piano. She was the first to record “Hound Dog” in 1952, which became her biggest hit. Her success was overshadowed three years later, when Elvis Presley recorded his more popular version.
The Walkers – Oh Lonesome Me – Sweet Home Alabama: If a bunch of city slickers from Berkeley can sound just like bayou bluesmen, then why can’t a bunch of Dutch blokes sound just like CCR?
The Original Mirrors – Reflections – beltway: Another from Brother Beltway’s extensive early 80’s Liverpool collection – The Original Mirrors were, like so many Liverpool bands of this period, made up of artists who would be/were primarily more famous in other outfits, specifically they had Ian Broudie (formerly of Big in Japan and later to be in The Lightning Seeds) and Steve Allen (aka Deaf School’s Enrico Cadillac Junior) – given their name, this Supremes cover was an obvious one for them, a nice little reworking it is too, reminds you what a great little pop song it is …
Los Cuates De Sinaloa – Negro Y Azul – tincanman: This is a pressie for fans of a certain current blockbuster American TV series. It was a bit hard to find, so I need to pay myself back with watching to see which ‘Spiller figures it out first. It was the opener to only one episode. But the clues are there. 🙂
Seeland – Underpass – Shoegazer: Completely pointless cover version, main difference from the original is that it’s one second shorter.
Yuzo Koshiro – Streets of Rage theme tune – Rich James: Not sure if it would be suitable, but the tune I’ve been listening to the most recently is a theme from an old computer game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC-B3Q0cRrY