Putting My Best Feet Forward

I spent some time the past few days dabbling with a new toy: the scanner that came with my new printer. As a result, I’d planned to offer up three more or less random 45s from the box of singles I’ve hauled around for years. But then the podiatrist intervened, offering me some time in his busy schedule this morning.

So instead of waiting until mid-July to have my aching feet tended to, I’ll head over this morning. That leaves me with less time, however, to do even the minimal research I do for the 45s I pull from my Grab Bag. So we’ll do something else this morning: Feet!

Albert King’s “Cold Feet” went to No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100 and to No. 46 on the R&B chart in 1968.

“Falling At Your Feet,” co-written by Daniel Lanois and Bono during the sessions for U2’s 2000 release, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, showed up as a duet by the two songwriters on Lanois’ 2003 album, Shine.

In 1970, Doris Duke’s very good album I’m A Loser featured a number of songs co-written by Gary U.S. Bonds and Jerry Williams; Williams and worked under his psudonym of soul legend Swamp Dogg as he produced the album, which got only to No. 39 on the R&B albums chart. One of the Bonds-Williams tunes Duke recorded was “Feet Start Walking.”

Finally, here’s Sonny Boy Williamson II with “Trying To Get Back On My Feet,” a 1963 Chess recording.

See you Saturday.

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5 Responses to “Putting My Best Feet Forward”

  1. Yah Shure says:

    That new scanner should make Show-And-Tell time a lot more fun. I can’t wait!

    I’d nominate Utopia’s “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.”

  2. Paco Malo says:

    Thanks for digging out the great Lanois / Bono duet.

    I hope your feet get to feeling better.

  3. Kiddie Corner Kid says:

    The extent men will go to not to go dancing! Hope your two steppin’ with Texas Gal soon.

  4. porky says:

    jumping in a little late here: Jerry Williams IS Swamp Dogg. I’ve discovered him in the past few years and he turns up on some great records.

  5. whiteray says:

    Thanks, porky. I wondered, but saw sources that listed the two names as if they referred to separate people.

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