Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Version City #27 - Simba sing Richard Berry, The Kingsmen & many others...

We've probably all been privy to more versions of 'Louie Louie' than is strictly necessary in one lifetime, the best of them transcendent and the worst unlistenable. Here's a new one on me though. Simba were an unlikely amalgam of South African band Assagai and UK progsters Jade Warrior, who came together in 1971 to issue this, their one and only single. I discovered it on the appropriately titled 1973 compilation LP, 'Afro Rock Festival'.

2 comments:

Singing Bear said...

As they are prone to say around here, stonking! I bet there's an album around with multiple covers of 'Louie Louie'. This is one of the best I've heard. Jade Warrior? Think I have one of their albums somewhere!

The Swede said...

I'm sure that there are several volumes of 'Louie Louie' covers out there! I hope this one made the cut on one of 'em.

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