One of these is not like the other, so I’ll post it first.
This only qualifies as ‘looking back’ because I cannot believe I haven’t posted it yet.
Perhaps I have and I just can’t find it because I’m oblivious.
In any case, with no further ado:
Wild Sweet Orange– Ten Dead Dogs
Now that we’re past that, the actual meat of the post concerns old songs and new songs that pull on those sounds.
The first is a cover:
Man Man– I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James cover)
The second is a logical progression, because the artist actually is blind.
‘Blind’ Snooks Eaglin– Wella Wella Baby-la
This is from 1971. Watch where you’re walking, kids.
Ann Peebles– Slipped, Tripped, and Fell in Love
Sam Amidon, who has been putting stuff out as Samamidon, is a favorite of a year or so.
The one I’ve chosen for this post has a little more arrangement than a lot of his other sparser stuff, due to the song’s celebratory theme. Celebratory as it gets for a guy that could be singing the sad bits of a hypothetical soundtrack to ‘Oregon Trail.’
Samamidon– Wedding Dress
And if he ask you, good buddy, was I running/ tell him I was flyin’… tell him I was flyin’. I love this.
The Notting Hillbillies– Railboard Worksong
Here’s a cover of that most prolific songwriter, Kris Kristofferson.
Song’s hard to listen to some days, but I do it.
Richard Buckner– Loving Her was Easier
And last on the list of throwbacks, this one’s just for fun.