Friday, October 3, 2008
Funky Friday - Bloggers Banquet
Most of the Stones uptempo output comes with a fully formed stomp in it's step, created by a combo of Charlie's pumping pulse-beat drums, Keef's louche grooves and Mick's swishery (check out 'Bitch' or 'Monkey Man' for examples of all three in perfect synch'), so it only takes a touch of extra heat under the tunes to clonk them up a groovy gear...
Merrie Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Merrie's belting version of 'Shelter' was my proto-Funky Friday post
Anadar Shankar - Jumpin Jack Flash
Sitar Hero a Go-Go
Little Richard - Brown Sugar
A screeching, squawling, Southern Soulish re-work of 'Brown Sugar'
Mary Wells- Satisfaction
A Tamala flavoured twist on the Stones Standard
And also worth lending an eye too...
Sympathy For The Devil
Recording possibly the most influential "ooh-ooh's" ever (kicks in at 1:18)
Thelma Houston - Jumpin' Jack Flash
A beaut' of a belter
Otis Redding - Satisfaction
Otis's (backed by Booker T and The MGs)entire Monterey set is explosive, but this track is unrelenting - listen out for 'Duck' Dunn's piledriving bass runs.