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Music Single : Willie Mabon – I’m Mad

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What can I say except “I’m Mad”. Well not really but I do dig this song. Back when I was at my local run down shit hole of a movie theater, probably baked out of my head waiting for the feature to start. Indulging in some of that great concession food when on the screen comes this weird short. A cartoon. Not the usual Looney Tunes but more like something trying to mess with my head. The music to the cartoon was ‘I’m Mad’ and it was right in my musical wheel house.

I had to find out who cut this tune. It was that important to me. So I was on a mission to find out about this song. No sleep, neglecting my schoolwork (CB plunged to a d from a lofty c-), personal hygiene, eating, friends, well maybe that’s all bullshit but I did go to my sources and as usual I was rewarded. I actually had a buddy who knew the song. He sang me a few lines. He was quite good. The search was over.

Blues, rock with some great piano and some swinging sax. Plus Willie Mabon’s perfect vocals were the reason this song grabbed me. The lyrics were pretty good also. Everything that hooked me on rock n roll. Give it a whirl and catch that groove. The sax is killer. This song sits high in my pile. It is just one cool tune. I love it!

” I’m mad and you have the nerve to try to be glad”

(Check out the cartoon below that CB saw all those many moons ago. Smoke a big fatty it might help with the experience)

 

 

23 comments on “Music Single : Willie Mabon – I’m Mad

  1. Yeah, Another Blogger
    January 12, 2020

    Excellent! I never heard the song before. And the cartoon is cool.

    I was at a rock show last night. Five bands, four hours of music. Joe Grushecky and his group were my favorites. They rocked like absolute crazy.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 12, 2020

      Glad you liked it. It’s stuck with me for a long time. What a great sax solo.
      Now I am mad. I’ve ignored this Joe fella for to long. I love ‘Code Of Silence’. Now it’s up to you to point me to where i should start with Joe. Give me a starting point and I’ll do the rest. Thanks Neil.

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  2. J.
    January 13, 2020

    Yasss! This is brilliant… very lazy sounding for a guy that’s mad! Man, it just has a rolling groove. This is my kinda stuff.

    And that cartoon! I love those trippy kinda toons from way back… brilliant stuff. Now I’m gonna have to find out more about it.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 13, 2020

      Yeah it’s a laid back mad. One of the reasons I like it, Willie’s delivery. Cool song. Glad you liked it.
      I still get a kick out of that cartoon.

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  3. hotfox63
    January 13, 2020

    Good one, CB! He never got much recognition beyond his chess singles.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 13, 2020

      I figured you’d know this one.

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      • hotfox63
        January 13, 2020

        Willie Mabon played a lot in Europe in the 1960’s. He also had a good version of “Poison Ivy” and “Seventh Son”.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 13, 2020

        I like his ‘Seventh Son’ along with the Mose Allison version.

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      • hotfox63
        January 14, 2020

        “Seventh Son” was written by Willie Dixon, who was the the seventh member of his family and was born in the seventh month. Johnny Rivers also recorded a notable version of this tune.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 14, 2020

        Good stuff. Yeah I like Rivers also.

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  4. Jim S.
    January 14, 2020

    Mabon’s name rings a bell but I can’t say I know much about him. I bet it came up somewhere when I was reading about the blues. Good tune. That song is EXACTLY in my stepmother’s wheelhouse. She loves that kind of blues, the sax and loves to dance. If she came over and I played that for her she’d be swinging. And she’s 81!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 14, 2020

      Well when she comes over get her “mad”.

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      • Jim S.
        January 14, 2020

        The downside of that, of course, is rather than just enjoy it she spends the rest of the time ranting about how all popular culture has gone downhill.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 14, 2020

        She sounds like she digs good music and stands by it.

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      • Jim S.
        January 14, 2020

        She is every bit the music lover you and I are, that’s for sure. Johnny Hodges is her favorite sax player.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 14, 2020

        Then she must be a Duke fan. Hodges is great. I think you told me that one before.

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      • Jim S.
        January 14, 2020

        You know, if she likes the Duke she never mentioned him to me one way or the other. But I imagine she must as he was with Sir Duke for years. I note Hodges is from Boston. Stepmother’s idea of good jazz? You can dance to it, slow or fast. Otherwise, too “outside.” And nothing she loved better than a good cry to those lonely ’50s Sinatra albums. Interestingly I asked her what she thought of Elvis recently expecting a good dose of “I hate rock and roll.” Liked him, she said. Good singer. Go figure.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 14, 2020

        Elvis had the power of crossover.
        (I’ll get your take later today. I listened to the cuts yesterday)

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      • Jim S.
        January 14, 2020

        That he did. His effect on people was pretty powerful.

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  5. BuriedOnMars
    January 15, 2020

    I forgot to bring oatmeal packets to work this morning. So, I’m listening to this song while munching on the berries and nuts that were supposed to go into my cereal. Darn right, I’m mad too.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 16, 2020

      When you get the taste buds ready for something and it doesn’t happen “I’m Mad” too.

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