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I love jazz and blues and pop and world music,but I also have a lot of respect for Mitch and the band . This song is incendiary and has a few levels. While the guitars,organ and drums race forward in a breakneck speed,the bass is often playing a counter to it that's moving in the opposite direction,thus causing a tension in the listener that is only relieved in the chorus. It may be garage rock but it's brilliant in in it's savagery. Still blows away most recent bands ,and new indie bands. And Jim McCarty was the link between the "Louie Louie" style guitar solo and the late 60's innovations.
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THis cut is a three way slugfest-Dann Huff is also exchanging solos with Neal and Carlos. At the time Dann was the new hot guitarist in Nashville AND LA ! It's indicated on the liner notes of both the LP and CD for those who doubt.
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Didn't know about this. I've known Michael's dad for decades and my cousin is Michael's godfather. Really talented guy. Deserves his success.
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Brilliant explication of the subject,Fr. Barron. I fight the abortion fight on socail media and will post this on my facebook page. I routinely stand up for the faith as a Catholic also. But I am often vexed by the sincere but sometimes aggravating attitude of Catholics pro-choicers. I'm with them and I proudly proclaim my Catholicism and my pro=life chance. BUT, the more they are linked in the public mind,I think it turns off people of good will who see it as a group of religious nuts looking to impose a theological point of view on others..The fact that medicine,science  and biology are squarely in the pro-life camp is lost , because of the too religious atmosphere. Marinating the issue constantly in religion doesn't always help us in saving God's unborn children. Isn't that the ultimate quest-saving lives? We need more spokesman like yourself who are sharp enough and articulate to reach these people where they live intellectually.Thank God for you and Pope Francis. I think the two of you are making inroads to further communication among all.
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Beautifully recorded. Wish there was an available release out there.Love it.
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As a 12 year old I worked at the local level for JFK's campaign, I also supported Bobby Kennedy's presidential bid and  worked in 5 of Ted Kennedy's,including his presidential bid. My parents knew JFK, a family friend was his first biographer,and Ihave known many of the Kennedy assistants and friends:Kenny O'Donnell,Dave Powers ,Bill Sutton, and Kennedy's friend and fellow hero from the PT 109,George"Barney" Ross. That being said I must recall theat Billy Sutton is quoted many times ,as stating that JFK ran as a conservative in his initial campaign. And a close look at his views show him to be. However,JFK was not a conservative in todays meaning,and he is DEFINITELY not of the OBAMA Liberal persuasion. First of all he was not mentored by AMERICA  haters like Frank Marshall Davis,Rev. Wright,or Bill Ayers. I might as well add his mom to that as she hated this country too. It should be mentioned that JFK said several times that liberals made his skin crawl.In my opinion,JFK was a pragmatic centrist idealist. I call myself a JFK Democrat because I believe that he and his brother Bobby represented the most beneficial thinking for this country. Not locked in ideology and not trying to build divisions in this country. President Obama,Eric Holder on one side and the Republican leadership on the other are doing just that.
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The lead vocal is by the great Wendy Haas,who later toured with Kenny Rankin as his keyboardist.Currently she is comedian /actor Martin Mull's wife. I think the solo is by either George Muribus or Flip Nunez. I also believe that Flip wrote it.
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I am always blown away by Walter's playing on this cut. He wears his emotions on his sleeve,but he's technically great too. Along with the late Gary Moore, one of the great "Emotional" blues players.
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The Cadet, and Verve years were some of his best and blusiest.
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I'm posting this today on my page. Thank you,Corinne and the band for a wonderful year. And may the year ahead be one of your best ever-personally and professionally. I certainly will do my best to spread the joy that SOS repesents. Sincerely,Charles Vergados.
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Brings back great memories of this summer's performance in Boston.Really good version of a great song. Thanks Andy.
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