It Should Have Been Me

It Should Have Been Me

by Zoot Money

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Overview

It Should Have Been Me

Zoot Money's debut LP, released on EMI's Columbia label in 1965, represents a side of the British Invasion that never quite took hold on U.S. shores -- steeped in American R&B but offering a sextet's attack on saxes and organ, theirs wasn't enough of a guitar-oriented sound to get a fair hearing in the U.S., though the guitarist here is Andy Somers (aka Andy Summers, who takes a hot solo on "Along Came John"). That doesn't mean it's not worth hearing, even 40 years later -- the renditions of numbers written by or associated with James Brown ("I'll Go Crazy"), Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson ("Back Door Blues"), et al., knocked off in a single day's recording, is superb R&B regardless of its point of origin, and might even (and might still) turn a head or two. The big surprise, however, may be the gently swinging reinterpretation of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Rock and Roller," which manages to successfully straddle a couple of major music stylistic eras. And the Paul Williams-sung "Rags and Old Iron" is a dark, brilliant blues showcase for saxman Clive Burrows and Money's organ, as well as Williams' pipes.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2007
Label: Repertoire
UPC: 4009910504123
catalogNumber: 5041
Rank: 76439

Tracks

  1. I'll Go Crazy
  2. Jump Back
  3. Alone Came John
  4. Back Door Blues
  5. It Should've Been Me
  6. Sweet Little Rock and Roller
  7. My Wife Can't Cook
  8. Rags and Old Iron
  9. The Cat
  10. Feelin' Sad
  11. Bright Lights Big City
  12. Fina
  13. Uncle Willie
  14. Good
  15. Bring It Home to Me
  16. Please Stay
  17. You Know You'll Cry
  18. Something Is Worrying Me
  19. Stubborn Kind of Fellow
  20. Big Time Operator
  21. Zoot's Sermon
  22. It Should've Been Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zoot Money   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals

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