Johnny Blue & The Providers – Crazy, Crazy

Johnny Blue & The Providers - Crazy, Crazy

I hope you all had a great weekend and have arrived into Monday in fine fettle! My weekend was spent catching up with old friends that I haven’t seen in a while (yes there was some alcohol taken!) and I find myself both tired this Monday evening and somewhat lacking in my usual creative writing – however I hope the tune I bring you will more than compensate for any obvious writer’s block that I might display!

This selection is another one that is filed under the “record that I know virtually nothing about” category. In my personal opinion it’s one of those records that any serious rare/deep funk aficionado should have in their collection. I picked my “minty” copy up a while back but in recent times it’s started to hit the £50+ mark for one in good condition (although someone is currently trying to sell a copy online for £195 – I don’t think so!!)

So what do you get for your £50 (or £195)? Well this is heavy on the old hammond organ (you know I’m a sucker for that sound), nice horn work and pounding drums but it has been recorded in a way that makes it sound like a live track due to what sounds like an audience in the background (though I’m not sure it actually was live, I think the sounds may have been added in later in the mixing). One thing I should add about this song is that there is quite a bizarre video attached to it on youtube – I have no idea what the correlation between song & video is!!

I hope to be able to bring you a guest contributor in the next couple of weeks as it’s been quite a while since my last one and it’ll also be a good opportunity for me to take a break and get my creative juices flowing again! In the meantime, enjoy this one! 

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