Monday, March 12, 2012

If you really want to know.....

As you can see from the label scan, a previous owner of this 45 saw fit to mark this cut as 'bad'. And ya know, maybe the song itself isn't the greatest....might even have shown itself as weak pop in the hands of someone else....but Lord-Have-Mercy, once Armstrong tears into it, he never lets up. The result is positively shocking.

Sir Shambling's got the scoop on Jimmy Armstrong, here, along with several other cuts, including the 'good' side of this record [it's superb].

Anyway, take my advice, don't be put off by the beginning. Hold on and I swear you'll see what I mean by the time the side is over. Highly recommended to those who enjoy 'screamers'.

Hope ya'll enjoy......


  1. At the risk of sounding 109 & from a cloistered existence could that be 'bad' as in good (well I believe that's what the reefer crazed young say these days)? A fabulous performance surely.


    1. Lol.

      In this case, 'bad' def means 'bad'. The flip-side is marked 'good' in the same handwriting.

  2. I know one thing. This tune is cool. Thanks for the post.

    Gary J