bus. Say it loud, I’m black and kraut. Dig it!

We’ve already met The Sound Riders on Vol.12, where we had to admit that we don’t know much about the guys behind this great 64 live LP from the Kaskade Klub in Cologne. They snatched the song from the flip of the first Animals single, who pilfered it from an obscure 7” by Timmy Shaw, who himself plundered the John Lee Hooker songbook and crossed it with a Jimmy Reed riff. Some weeks before the Animals did it, the Searchers had recorded the song under its original title “Gonna Send You Back to Georgia”.

BaselThe Dynamites are famous for their well documented singles on Columbia and Philips. Hard to find as they are, the rarest of their vinyl is the debut EP on the tiny Sesam label from 64. It shows a group in development with one foot still on the Shadows-platform and the other already on the R&B-train. While most everybody else still tried to lay down a decent version of “Roll Over Beethoven”, The Dynamites covered the brandnew “Nadine”, Chuck Berry’s comeback after a long vacation at the Springfield, Missouri state penitentiary.