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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Some People Think They Jive Me


That Weatherall Screamadelica show on 6 Mix on Sunday night revealed a wide range of influences on the making of the album, from PiL to dub, Can, proto acid house, Eno, The Delfonics, Suicide and Dennis Wilson and more. It's widely available at blogs all over the place (have a look at the links on the right, or head straight to the reborn Ripped In Glasgow). One of the tracks Weatherall played was this one- I Walk On Gilded Splinters by Johnny Jenkins. I've had the Dr John original for years, an 18 carot gold song if ever there was one, but had never heard this version by Johnny Jenkins from his Ton-Ton Macoute! album. So a little internet jiggery-pokery and voila- I Walk On Gilded Splinters by Johnny Jenkins. Jenkins employed a young Otis Redding, and later played with Duane Allman, who contributes some wild guitar to this. Top stuff.

Johnny Jenkins - I Walk On Gilded Splinters.mp3

7 comments:

Mondo said...

Oh yeah funky blues, I've been meaning to do a blog on that thread for yonks

swiss adam said...

You've left a comment here at the exact moment I left one at yours.

drew said...

I've got a brilliant version by Cher, believe it or not.

swiss adam said...

Cher? Off X-factor? or the other one?

drew said...

the real, or should that be plastic one

http://www.box.net/shared/kbx2b71pgg

swiss adam said...

Actually, that's not bad.

drew said...

it was a pleasant surprise for me, the first time I played it