8/17/09

Uptown



"I'm going uptown to Harlem. Gonna let my hair down in Harlem. If a taxi won't take me, I'll catch a train. I'll go underground, I'll get there just the same." An incredible song from the highly underrated Chambers Brothers, Johnny Thunders knew the score (and where to score) too. I'd be hard pressed to name another song this down tempo, yet funky & hard hitting.

Chambers Brothers:


Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin:

2 comments:

Charles Rosenberg said...

This song was written by Betty Mabry, who later became the famously funky Betty Davis.

Karate Boogaloo said...

Ah, thanks Charles! I had no idea...The Chambers Bros is the earliest version I know. I wonder if she ever did one?

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