and now for the songs — October 1, 2021

169) Georgie Fame — “Seventh Son”

Georgie’s version of Willie Dixon’s oft-covered classic reached #25 in the UK in December of ‘69. The video is such a guilty pleasure!

“I can talk these words that will sound so sweet. They will even make your little heart skip a beat. I can heal the sick and raise the dead and make little girls talk out their heads. I’m the one, yes I’m the one. I’m the one I’m the one the one they call the seventh son.”

Here is Dixon’s version:

170) Paul Jones — “Tarzan etc.”

From the ex-Manfred Mann lead singer’s ’67 solo album.

“I want to thank you Tarzan, I want to thank you Buddy Holly, I want to thank you all . . . and a couple of older women.”

171) The Music Machine — “Come on In”

The B-side to “Talk, Talk,” the justly legendary garage rocker that hit #15 in the U.S. in November ‘66. Sean Bonniwell told Richie Unterberger that “Come on In” was recorded in one take and was originally to have been the single’s A-side. I think the mesmerizing song is just as good as “Talk, Talk.” Bonniwell done to a fare-thee-well.

“Come on in, don’t meditate, come on in, why hesitate? . . . Clean your house, unpack your mind and leave behind the plastic mold you call your past. Show to me sincerity and everything that’s me belongs to you. But all I ask is come on in, across the line, come on in, the water’s fine.”

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