By that I mean I don’t think he’d start rotating at 78 rpm in his grave on hearing this, which I just listened to. It’s still one of my all-time favourite tunes, and the best cover of Noble’s big band classic “Cherokee” I’ve ever heard. Recorded live by the Cache Valley Drifters at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica in the early 1980s and carefully ripped from my now-rare copy of their long out-of-print “Tools of the Trade” LP, which was never re-released digitally.
You can hear – and indeed download – Ray Noble’s original here.
Ah, McCabes…..a fine place to hear music. Weren’t they on Flying Fish? I thought some of that back catalog was coming out again….