Sunday’s Soundtrack for Surfing: For my Fiftieth Year on this Rock….From 1970: Eric Burdon and War…

Really, basically, unlike any other band at the time. If not ever. Not least for their mix of musical styles and inter-racial membership. Funk. R&B. Soul. Blues. Plain ‘Ole Rock & Roll.

With that incredible rhythm section of B. B. Dickerson on bass, Harold Brown on drums (a singularly under-rated Great Drummer of Rock and Roll) and “Papa Dee” Allen on percussion (most notably here, on Congas–Holy Crapoli! What a player! He’s got some seriously broken blood vessels in his hands, I guarantee!). Plus Lee Oskar’s signature harmonica work (though not exactly in the fore-front of these performances….).

This is a recording from the great German TV show, Beat Club–So much great stuff from them on YT–Do not hesitate to check out their amazing line-up of vintage Rock & Roll performances from the greatest era of the late Sixties and Early Seventies–

You WILL be seeing more from them here in the near future….

Seriously–quite possibly some of the Coolest Shit on the Internet. DO Check It Out….

But in the mean time….


You know the drill.

Press play.

Go on about your day.

Oh, yeah. And don’t forget to try not to move….. Ha!

And if you’re really diggin’ this Eric Burdon version of War, do also check out this killer album:

Which of course includes the studio version of the songs in this Live Beat Club preformance, so…..