Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Get On Down With Swamp Dogg!

Swamp Dogg - Buzzard Luck

Soul artist/writer/producer Jerry Williams, Jr. took up the alter ego of Swamp Dogg in 1970, when he tired of his stalled career and of the standard R&B fare that had got him nowhere. Although the Swamp Dogg name didn't turn him into an R&B superstar, it allowed him to record some of the more eccentric and controversial material that made him a cult favorite. "Buzzard Luck" was the A-side of a 1973 one-off single for Brut Records (yes, as in the cologne), and it features some rock-inspired guitar and humorous lyrics from the Dogg.

My sinuses are markedly better, so hopefully the show will be posted tonight. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be!

3 comments:

AK said...

LOVE IT! Swamp Dogg is a genius and a personal favorite of mine. Beauty of a choice, I didn't have this tune. Thanks.

Lou Kash said...

This song appeared on the 1981 Swamp Dogg compilation album "Uncut And Classified 1A" on Charly CRB1026. This is definitely Swamp Dogg from his funkiest side...

Maxim de Winter said...

Beautiful. I have a 45 somewhere by Dogg called 'I Was Born Blue' which is one of the strangest and loveliest things I've ever found in a yard sale. This is funky but like a lot of his stuff it makes me think he was about half country...