Sunday, February 14, 2010

Roosevelt Nettles

The B-side of this Chess 45 by a one Roosevelt Nettles, "Drifting Heart," kind of blows my mind. The almost slow motion singing sounds like it's on the the wrong speed -- and the long delay before the band comes in...I think this is what you would call beautiful music. The A-side Mathilda was later covered by the Texas Tornados with Freddy Fender on vocals. Totally a Freddy Fender style song! Pardon if you will the campfire crackles

Side A - Mathilda
Side B - Drifting Heart

1 comment:

Staxman said...

I think "Mathilda" was originally by Cookie & the Cupcakes of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Many consider it the definitive swamp-pop record.