Mercy Mercy Mercy

March 6, 2021 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

This is a cover of “Mercy Mercy Mercy”, a tune I’ve done a few times before. Something about it is very compelling, in spite of its simplicity. Written by Joe Zawinul when he was with Cannonball Adderley, the song cracked the top forty twice in 1967 — going to #11 with Adderley’s group in February of that year and with added lyrics, to #5  in August by the Buckinghams. This arrangement preserves some of the underlying jazz feel within a classic rock setting. The Venture waited until “Walk Don’t Run 2000” to do a version.

Entry filed under: Oldies.

Que La Décence Prévaut Hurry Up and Leave

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 162 other followers

Categories

March 2021
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Archives


%d bloggers like this: