14 Feb

“A Motif Is Just A Riff” – Buddy Guy

Off of 1970’s Buddy And The Juniors, here’s A Motif Is Just A Riff (aka Riffin’).

Performed by Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Junior Mance… it’s seven & a half-odd minutes of a single riff. And fresh the whole way through. Pretty fuckin’ cool, man.

Now I’ve got to get back to debugging another site. This is good work music, y’all. Enjoy.

A Motif Is Just A Riff

03 Feb

“He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)” – The Crystals

1962… Marilyn Monroe goes, Spider-Man appears, and JFK promises the world a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

And Phil Spector produces a song by Carole King and Gerry Goffin for that superpower of early ’60s girl groups, The Crystals.

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) is, well, an interesting ride. The title pretty much says it all, there ain’t no surprises here. Well, maybe the only surprise is that it’s not the theme song for the Lifetime channel. Oh, zing!

Here’s two takes on it, the 1962 original, and a cover by The Motels from the 1980s.

So pucker up, buttercup…