SONG OF THE DAY The Unusuals – I’m Walking, Babe

Rising out of Bellingham, Washington sometime in 1965, The Unusuals were a garage band that evolved out of The Nite People and The Accents/Bellingham Accents.  Throughout the mid-sixties they spent a great deal of time supporting the Canadian rock drummer, Dewey Martin, who, soon after touring with The Unusuals, achieved fame as drummer for Buffalo Springfield!

I’m Walking, Babe was the B-side of Babe, It’s Me, a 1966 release on Panorama records.  The song was written by Jay Hamilton, with the lead vocals sang by Harvey Redmond and, according to Hamilton, additional vocals at this particular session supplied by blues/rock singer Kathi McDonald!

Its a swaggering fireball of driving keys,  fierce drums and the very very Jim Morrison-esque vocals…which I of course welcome with open arms!!  This 45 appears to be very rare too and if you were ever lucky enough to stumble upon a copy of this, you could expect to fetch way over £450!!!! I’d be inclined to keep it though!! Check it out above.

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