Proud Boast (SilS92)
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Thanks to admirer for the Silly Saturday challenge.
7.7.2018 (1652 hr)
Blip #2698 (#2448 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.60-18.3.10)
Consecutive Blip #006
Blips/Extras In 2018 #141/265 + #54/100 Extras)
Day #3028 (585 gaps from 26.3.10)
LOTD #1842 (#1683 + 159 in archived blips)
Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 compact
Pens and Pencils series
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
John Lee Hooker - I Need Some Money (recorded 9 February 1960, New York NY, for Riverside)
John Lee Hooker (vocal, acoustic guitar) with Sam Jones (acoustic bass), Louis Hayes (drums)(from the Cannonball and Nat Adderley bands). Produced by Orrin Keepnews.
Barrett Strong's big hit Money (That's What I Want) was recorded for Tamla Motown in Detroit MI in August 1959, credited to Berry Gordy and lyricist Janie Bradford. It has been covered countless times by everyone from the Beatles and the Stones to the Trashmen and the Flying Lizards.
I heard John Lee Hooker's version on 6 Music played by Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream (standing in for Iggy Pop's Confidential Show) and by Cerys Matthews and assumed it was yet another cover, but with a slightly different title and credited to Hooker himself. He recorded in the Detroit area around that time using some of Motown's Funk Brothers and the Vandellas.
It turns out, however, that it is not a cover of Barrett Strong as both Hooker and Strong, along with several other artists from the Detroit area, have advised that "The Money Song" was already well known and often performed in the area in various forms. The song allegedly reached Detroit through Afro-American emigration from the South, and is rooted in the folk tradition. Hooker himself said he knew it in his youth whilst still in Mississippi.
His version first appeared on a Riverside compilation album, That's My Story, and was a single in June 1960. Online sources say he recorded it before the Strong version but this appears incorrect unless this was not his first version of the song.
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