Friday, December 4, 2009
BABY HUEY & THE BABYSITTERS - MONKEY MAN / MESSIN' WITH THE KID
Brothers and sisters, dig these CRAZY, WILD SOUNDS!
From rural Richmond, Indiana and relocated to Chicago at age 19 Baby Huey (James Raney) was a giant of a man who met a tragic end at age 26 after cutting an extremely influential LP for Curtis Mayfield's Curtom records.
This single, however, is equally revered by both r&b and garage fanatics for its' crazed vibe, and for good reasons! "Monkey Man" tends to get most of the attention, but in my opinion the flip side version of blues standard "Messin' With The Kid" quite simply is the hottest version of that song ever cut.
BABY HUEY & THE BABYSITTERS - MONKEY MAN