Saturday Matinee – Mitch Ryder, The Swingin’ Medallions & Robin Trower


William S. Levise, Jr. (aka Mitch Ryder) was entirely awesome and way ahead of his time, even though he was echoing bluesmen who weren’t getting credit or pay for their songs. Yeah, he ripped them off.

The Swingin’ Medallions had some cool hits in the ’60s, especially “Double Shot Of My Baby’s Love.” (Note the stage floor choreography markers.) Killer stuff.

I was in Jr. Hi when I first heard those guys. I liked the music, but at the same time I thought they were dangerous. I don’t remember why.

How ’bout this? Here’s a faceload of Robin Trower.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

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5 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Mitch Ryder, The Swingin’ Medallions & Robin Trower”

  1. Randy Says:

    I’ve got two Robin Trower albums, “Caravan to Midnight” & “Bridge of Sighs” buried away somewhere. Hearing “Too Rolling Stoned” makes me realize I’m going to have to dig them out and listen to them again

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Randy– Trower’s “Bridge of Sighs” didn’t get the credit it deserved, IMO. “Day of the Eagle” blew me away.

  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Randy– Y’all know what the “Bridge of Sighs” was, ya?

  4. Randy Says:

    I first heard of it when I was in Italy (but not Venice) a long time ago. However, I had forgotten the meaning of the phrase over time until you asked me about the meaning.

  5. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Randy– Heh. History is always interesting.

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