Walk On The Wild Side

Starting and ending with ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ made famous by lou Reed, we made a playlist powered by Hittin’Around. It has Humble Pie, Peggy Lee, The Monkees, David Bowie and many more.

IMAGE : Shveta overlooking downhill hike Photo by Fred Hsu

IMDB: At the Doll House, a 1930’s New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo, the madame. Her comfortable if tedious life is disrupted by the arrival in town of Dove Linkhorn, her true love of three years before who is now searching for her. (well! that’s “Walk on the Wild Side (1962) ” the movie)

Wikipedia : The lyrics tell of a series of individuals and their journeys to New York City, and is a thinly-veiled biography of several of the regular “superstars” at Andy Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory, namely Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling, Joe Dallesandro, Jackie Curtis and Joe Campbell (referred to in the song by his nickname Sugar Plum Fairy).

Everything2 : The worn-out copy of a copy of Station To Station’s last track was Wild is the Wind. In all it’s easiness, it was a tough song to play right. Sometimes you need to do things because they are difficult, not because they are doable. Ironically, it wasn’t even written by Bowie.

Songfacts : Michael Nesmith wrote “Mary Mary” before he joined The Monkees. It was first recorded by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on their East-West album on Elektra in 1966. In Glenn Baker’s Monkeemania book, it states that the president of Elektra actually caught some flap once the Monkees’ version came out because people couldn’t believe that a Monkee actually wrote it.

Humble-pie.net : Marriott and Frampton were both considered “teen idols” at the time, so the joining of the two resulted in Humble Pie being tagged with another popular term of the era, “Super Group”.

Verve Music Group : Black Coffee may be the greatest album of her genuine “concept albums.” Originally recorded in 1953, Lee turned Black Coffee into a jazz project – something no other mainstream pop singer had done up to that point. It was so successful that three years later, Decca asked her to expand it into the newer 12″ format.

Uriah Heep : First there’s ‘Bird of Prey’, all climactic build up with lots of high notes from Byron, then the ‘Lady in Black’ single, an appropriately Euro-sounding ditty that subsequently became a gigantic hit in Germany upon its re-release in 1977, earning the band the Golden Lion award (the European equivalent of a Grammy) for its thirteen week stay at No. 1.

Super Seventies : Joe Cocker‘s cosmic-R&B big band of 1070 was one of rock’s best-documented short-lived flukes…But there are sublime curveballs: Cocker and Russell singing Bob Dylan‘s “Girl From the North Country” like a pair of road-worn hobos; the Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Darling Be Home Soon,” transformed by Cocker’s rusted pleading

PLAYLIST : Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side . David Bowie – Wild Is The Wind . Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary . The Monkees – Mary Mary . The Monkees – Im A Believer . Humble Pie – I Believe To My Soul . Humble Pie – Black Coffee . Peggy Lee – Black Coffee . Uriah Heep – Lady In Black . Joe Cocker – Delta Lady . Joe Cocker & Leon Russell – Girl from the North Country . Joan_Baez – Blowin In the Wind . The Beach Boys – Let The Wind Blow . The Beach Boys – Wild Honey . Pink Turtle – Walk on the Wild Side . Aretha Franklin – Walk On By . Erma Franklin – Light My Fire . The Velvet Underground – White Light-White Heat .

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