Monday, July 14, 2014

Fuzzy Kane Trio -- "Monday Monday"

I always hated "Monday Monday" by the Mamas and Papas. It was one of those songs that made me want to run ... As if Mondays weren't bad enough, the "white bread" kind of delivery, in my opinion, was as uninspired and dull as it could get. On the other hand, one cannot blame  a song for the negative feeling its delivery generates. sometimes you get lucky and find a version that reverses the damage done by other interpretations. So, here is the version that actually made me love the song.

It is an instrumental by the Fuzzy Kane Trio. Louis "Fuzzy" Kane, the founder of the Trio, teamed up with Monty Poulson and Warren Gantt in the 60's. Their easy listening Ramsey Lewis inspired jazz made them popular during the 70's.

The Trio hailed from Baltimore and Fuzzy Kane himself described their style as "... hard to describe — it's more of a feeling, like blues, than a musical style. … I hate to categorize music. It's just funkier, that's all," he said.

Fuzzy Kane died in 2011, and the obituary in the Baltimore Sun depicts quite an interesting life.





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