Monday, November 19, 2012

Three Scorpions!





Here are 3 different versions of one of my favorite instrumentals, Scorpion!

The original version of this song came out in 1960 by Jimmy Mcconville. A few years later he formed another band, The Carnations and re-recorded the song.  The Carnations version was the theme song for Louisville KY DJ Jack Saunders.

I just recently found a third version by an Indiana band called the Dawnell's.  This one released in '65. Fascinating to hear what a mid sixties band did to the song.

I'm also including their fantastically inept take on Little Egypt from the flip side!

Jimmy_MCconville_-_Scorpion
The_Carnations_-_Scorpion
The_Dawnell's_-_Scorpion
The_Dawnell's_-_Little_Egypt

7 comments:

  1. WoW!
    Did you just get the Dawnell's 45 on Ebay? It was just sold a few days ago.
    Thanks for this post!

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  2. Cool blog!, Great history & Info. Glad you posted it on the FB forum, so I spent some time checking this all out!

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  3. Great stuff!
    I got the Carnations 'one on a Belgium label.
    Jimmie (and not Jimmy) as written on th e7" label: good to know.
    Patrick

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