Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Tuesday Is Soul Blues Day!
Jimmy Lewis - Don't Get Mad, Get Even
I know usually I reserve "Tuesday Is Blues Day" for more traditional blues material and "Soul Blues Saturday" for soul blues stuff, but today I'm switching it up a little. Jimmy Lewis is no stranger to the blog (he's probably among the top three subjects), so I'll jump right into this tasty ballad from Jimmy's Miss Butch album Never Met a Woman I Didn't Like. "Don't Get Mad, Get Even" finds Lewis using the "Woman to Woman" "phone call" song structure to discuss an affair between his wife and Mrs. Williams' husband and his novel solution to the problem. This is pure, unadulterated Southern Soul, and Lewis makes the most of it. As I mentioned in my discussion of his "No Chicken Wings" from the same album, I could see Joe Tex doing this, or, come to think of it, Clarence Carter could really make hay with this one!