If you thought Carly Simon’s and James Taylor’s version of Mockingbird was pretty good, listen to the original from 1963. Whew! Inez’s got super-powered pure energy like Tina Turner at her best (when she was backed by Ike). I buy very few CDs these days, what with Sirius radio, but this was one: Charlie and Inez Foxx: Mockingbird, COL-CD 5301, Collectables Record Corp. The title song here is just brilliant singing, nothing quite like it.
I have to admit (sheepishly) to having played the song 5 times just now. Hey, after a week laid up in bed, things are lookin up. My operated-upon knee feels good. I’m back to working on my tiny house book (wow!). It’s a sunny day, some caffeine, ganja, good rhythm and blues, and stylin is the word.
Everybody, have you heard,
He’s gonna buy me a Mockingbird,
Oh, if that Mockingbird don’t sing
He’s gonna buy me a diamond ring…