Ok so how about another little pick me up as we go roaring “into the night”. While I was at Target picking up a few things this evening “Jambalaya” popped into my head. (Hum, was it that I caught a glimpse of Zatarain’s Jambayla, nah) anyway it wasn’t Hank Williams’ version that jumped in there, but Hank Wilson’s (aka Leon Russell) version from Hank Wilson is Back Vol. 1. After a brief visit with that song my mind raced quickly to “Truck Drivin’ Man” also from the Wilson Hank! When I came home I went to YouTube to look for a video for “Truck Drivin. Man. I found this one with Leon and also John Cowan.
That led me to a pick-me-up type John Cowan song “Monroe’s Mule” from his album Always Take Me Back.I listen to that song and then went back to the search for “Truck Drivin. Man”. What I found was this video with a young short-haired Leon Russell and a youthful Glen Campbell performing BOTH songs on Shindig! in a group sing-a-long!
Here’s a video of New Riders of the Purple Sage performing “Henry” at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey 10/31/75 Early Show……Have a Great Night!