Monday, January 13, 2014
The Playboys - Jungle Fever
Here's a classic instrumental from 1959! I'd heard for years this was a song The Cramps were either into, or adapted in to one of their songs. It's been on a few instrumental compilations and it sounded a bit like The Cramps, but not a hundred percent. I never put it on a Lux and Ivy's Favorites volume because I could never find anywhere they mentioned the song, etc.
So I found the actual 45 in Allentown this past year and snapped it up in a hurry.
Playing it at 33 1/3 it becomes a BIT more apparent that The Cramps used it for a song. Give a listen and see what you think.
As a side note, I've heard a few times that the labels on this particular 45 were somehow reversed and this is actually a song called Shotgun, but I don't see that since the stamp in the dead wax matches the label number of R 572.
Either way, here they both are, one at 45 and the other at 33!
Jungle_Fever at 45
Jungle_Fever at 33