Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Get on Down With Skip Easterling!

Skip Easterling - Ooh Poo Pah Do

Blue-eyed New Orleans soul man Skip Easterling has been featured on this blog before, although some time ago, and I'll refer you to that post for a link to a great interview with the man. Easterling's updated take on Jessie Hill's classic "Ooh Poo Pah Do" was the flip of his 1971 funk version of "Hoochie Coochie Man," and although it doesn't pack the punch of the A-side, Easterling brings a fine reading of the vocals to complement the warm, electric piano-based groove, so the whole thing works nicely.

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