Thursday, 3 May 2012

Song of the Day: Jackie Mittoo "Freak Out"

This song reworks Eddie Floyd's epic "I've Never Found a Girl," placing the guitar break of the original right up front, retaining the horn lines and the hook, while never actually stating the melody line. The horn line in "I've Never Found a Girl" itself references (or is referenced by, I haven't been able to work out the chronology) "Time is Tight," and is apparently ultimately a thinly disguised appropriation of "Theme From 'A Summer Place.'" Thus endeth the lesson.

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