Have mercy on my soul but I do love "Cherokee Dance". I first heard that via a spirited cover by Canned Heat - a perfectly respectable rendition
, even with Henry Vestine noodling unconscionably all over it.
I wonder if the original might've inspired Jimmy McCracklin's "Georgia Slop"
? (The similarity is even more blatant in Los Lobos' version
Charlie O. wrote:Not qualities one ordinarily assiciates with James Burton, to be sure.
(I was listening to an early-'70s solo album by him earlier today...)
How about his post-60s stuff, Charlie? Been meaning to look into it; any recommendations?
Not really! The one I was listening to is The Guitar Sounds Of James Burton
. It's the only Burton solo album I know, and it's alright - I have to say I enjoyed it more today than I did the last time I heard it, twenty years ago! Some nice guitar stuff on it, but that's a given. Like Steve Cropper (and who knows how many others), I'd rather hear his playing in somebody else's context, if you know what I mean.