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Thursday, February 12, 2009

ALAN PRICE SET - I PUT A SPELL ON YOU


It always surprises me how many UK groups "got" how to play r&b/ soul music, while white American groups just never really got it.

After leaving the Animals in mid-1965, organist Alan Price (that's him on "House Of The Rising Sun")started his own group.

I might venture to say that this is my favorite version of this song. While Screamin' Jay Hawkins original is unhinged and wild, this version is moody and magnificent.

THIS is mod, baby!

from 1966...

ALAN PRICE SET - I PUT A SPELL ON YOU

4 comments:

Johnny Vandal said...

Hey Derek--- great stuff! I've always enjoyed Alan Price's work (House That Jack Built, O Lucky Man soundtrack etc) As I recall, he was one of the first folks to champion the songwriting of Randy Newman.

The Wolfmen said...

There's a version by The Wolfmen and Primal Scream - you know. It's on Youtube...

michael-j said...

this has long been one of my favourite versions, picked this up when only starting out buying records, and never really seen it get the mentions it deservers...

Anonymous said...

when i first hear this in 1966 i thought it was eric burdon doing the vocal on it, of course i found out that wasn't the case at all. i love the direction alan price took with the record (completely different than screamin' jay's original) and it prompted me to not only obtain the single, but the album on which the song appeared.

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