Thursday, September 06, 2012

Joe South 1940 -- 2012

Jeebus, what a great song.

And he played guitar on Blonde on Blonde, too.


steves said...

Don't forget "Games People Play." That was my introduction to him. This is the first I'm hearing of this...sad. How did he die?

Dave said...

And his albums are remarkably consistent.

Sal Nunziato said...

Last time I went to New Orleans for the Ponderosa Stomp, he was scheduled to perform. I was thrilled! Then, he canceled. Must have been ill. Even his deeper album tracks are worth exploring. Great songwriter.

steve simels said...

Cashbox says he died of heart failure.

Of course, ultimately, doesn't everybody?

Anonymous said...

great, great talent. And, John Lennon fans, he was the first guy to use the word "karma" in a pop song (Walk A Mile in My Shoes).

That crazy de-tuned guitar intro on "Chain of Fools" is him also.

Anonymous said...

wasn't he was the electric piano on Mr. Tambourine Man? Its sort of merged into the bass and together has amazingly echo-y effect, perfect counterpart to the guitar chimes. it was a brilliant and mostly unappreciated bit of the recording.