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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


One look at the record shown in the scan and you wouldn't think it would play at all, right? It actually sounds pretty good, with only some surface noise on the quieter parts. I wish this 45 could talk; its previous owner certainly played the hell out of it, and I bet it rocked many a party in its day. While this record is somewhat easy to find (although not cheap), I'm happy with this beat to shreds copy, and it's a testament to the durability of the 45 RPM single.

As so many others, I first heard this song as recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and while that version is certainly incredible in its own right, the original by Earl King is simply outstanding with its slow burn feel, not to mention the liberty it takes with timing for dramatic effect (although in itself "Come On" it was a remake of King's song "Darling Honey Angel Child" recorded by King earlier in 1960). Thankfully, New orleans musician Earl King made quite a bit of dough from the Hendrix cover version, and he continued performing up until his death in 2003.

from 1960...


1 comment:

IAN WRIGHT said...

Hey Derek,just a BIG thank you for this and every other tasty gem you have generously shared over the past year. Seasons Greetings to you, your understanding girlfriend, your family and the guys in Careless Hearts.
IAN in Oz.