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The Animals — House of the Rising Sun
Album: Retrospective
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Released: 1967
Length: 4:26
Plays (last 30 days): 2
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the House of the Rising Sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain

Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one
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A good segue to this might be "The House On The Hill" by Audience.
 Roguewarer wrote:

ugh!
This is “Amazing Grace” (almost chord-for-chord) and it’s truly dated and icky. But golly…it sure has lasted a looooong time. Kudos for that, I guess.

Overall, I don’t like it and suggest you not like it, either. Thank you.




Just to add to others' comments, you can't tell me what to like. So please keep such stupid remarks to yourself.
 Roguewarer wrote:

ugh!
This is “Amazing Grace” (almost chord-for-chord) and it’s truly dated and icky. But golly…it sure has lasted a looooong time. Kudos for that, I guess.

Overall, I don’t like it and suggest you not like it, either. Thank you.



Firstly you don't get to tell me what I can and can't like. 

Secondly you really need to do some research about the origins of this - and Amazing Grace come to that.
Thank You
One of the first songs to introduce me to R&B. Forever grateful.
Probably the first song I learned to play on the guitar and then forgot how to play.

It really should be "No Stairway to Heaven, No Smoke on the Water, No House of the Rising Sun" on signs in music gear shops. 

Then again, if you have the chops to learn the guitar work, it covers a lot of ground!

Totally banging tune - one of the classics, without doubt! 

The oldest known recording of the song, under the title "Rising Sun Blues", is by Appalachian artists Clarence "Tom" Ashley and Gwen Foster, who recorded it on September 6, 1933, on the Vocalion label
 Roguewarer wrote:

ugh!
This is “Amazing Grace” (almost chord-for-chord) and it’s truly dated and icky. But golly…it sure has lasted a looooong time. Kudos for that, I guess.

Overall, I don’t like it and suggest you not like it, either. Thank you.




I'm sorry but you can't tell me or anyone else what to like (or not). And I don't care whether you like it or not.
ugh!
This is “Amazing Grace” (almost chord-for-chord) and it’s truly dated and icky. But golly…it sure has lasted a looooong time. Kudos for that, I guess.

Overall, I don’t like it and suggest you not like it, either. Thank you.
 joejennings wrote:

I was 12yrs old when this came out, & I bought the 45!    PS:: Thank you for the lyrics. At 12yrs old, I had no clue!



One of my all time favourite tunes!!!! 

Geordie

Брайан Джонсон, Брайан Гибсон, Том Хилл, Вик Малколм

Such an iconic song which throws back great memories ✌️
My wife sang this song with the band at our wedding reception in her wedding dress.  Almost 38 years later I still appreciate the irony.
I've started to prefer the version by the Blind Boys of Alabama
GODLIKE!!! It sounds even better in FLAC w/K701 studio phones, great amp & DAC!
Someone in the comments below somplained that this ruined his Japan karaoke experience; in my 20 years there, this was guaranteed for free drinks, at least, every time I felt bold enough to sing it, so I for one am forever grateful that The Animals laid this jam down!
never noticed that organ. funny
GREAT! ICONIC!
my favourite cover version to this day....takes me back to a very fun time
Remember having this on a 45, with Sky Pilot on the flip side.
"And God I know I'm one" sounds to me like "And God I know I am won"
Thanks, RP! The soulful power of this classic continues to impress me. Makes me want to hear The Greenhornes' "There Is an End."
A classic. As for so many tracks from that time, they could never have recorded it imagining we'd still be enjoying it 54 years later. I still have the 45.
Love this song and love this version but I have to admit the Bob Dylan versions just a little bit better
should be a PSA. The more you know...
A 10 every day of the week except on a Saturday night after 10pm after being on the JD then its an 11 and I will fight any man who says otherwise!
On a related note, for those not already aware, check out the soundtrack to the classic Brit movie O Lucky Man (1973, post A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell), composed by Alan Price.  Masterful music for a masterpiece movie, and 47 years later remain just as timely and point-on. 
 Old_Pat wrote:
Growing up on regular middle of the road pop stations this stood out as something different and special - goodnessgraciousme - it was almost lewd. Summer that my brother was away at bootcamp and I had the keys to his bug-eyed A-H Sprite. Use'ta push it to the end of the block so the parents would here me taking off. Drove around for hours. Not a great song now, perhaps, but the memories make me give it a 7.

As the still owner of a Bugeye, I can positively tell you that you don't need a key
to start a Bugeye...Just turn the garage door handle under the bonnet, raise it and
alligator clip the ignition wires. Yank on the starter cable and Vroom...Vroom...

Tony in NJ
W.A.S.T.E.
 

I like the wikipedia link that comes up when searching for info on this band. :)
My time living in Japan, frequenting the bars which had karaoke, ruined the listening pleasure of this song for me.  Of all the songs in annals of music, this was the number one song that people boomed out their musical chops on.
Love the strictly generic "animals" on the Wiki panel.
All these lyrics apply to me... er... nearly all.... Well my mother was a Taylor 
Really? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal
 owchita wrote:
1964 Hammersmith Palais, London

The Animals, Nashville Teens (Tobacco Road), Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Chuck Berry.

'Twas a good night. The show closed early when rockers invaded the stage wielding fire extinguishers, but Chuck had done his thing! A really long intro to Memphis - he 'hid' which song it was going to be for 2-3 minutes.

The Animals, with a 7-minute 45, broke the mould of 3-minute pop-songs 
 
The Nashville Teens were the backup band for Jerry Lee Lewis when he toured
Europe...
Before there was Grizzly Bear, Boy & Bear, Fleet Foxes, Elephant Revival, Elephant Stone, Ptarmigan, Shearwater, Tame Impala, etc, there was just... Animals!
Eternal!!
My grandfather (by mother) loved this version. All her children (my uncles) too. Just like my father. My mother too, of course. My first guitar lessons (given by one of my uncles) were with this song. My nieces now love it too !!!
A classic, no doubt, for all generations.
(At least in my family....)
from Wikipedia:
"Burdon was also a good friend of the Beatles' John Lennon and was mentioned in one of their songs, "I Am the Walrus" as "the eggman". Eric states, "The nickname stuck after a wild experience I’d had at the time with a Jamaican girlfriend called Sylvia.
I was up early one morning cooking breakfast, naked except for my
socks, and she slid up beside me and slipped an amyl nitrite
capsule under my nose. As the fumes set my brain alight and I slid to
the kitchen floor, she reached to the counter and grabbed an egg, which
she cracked into the pit of my belly. The white and yellow of the egg
ran down my naked front and Sylvia began to show me one Jamaican trick
after another. I shared the story with John at a party at a Mayfair flat
one night with a handful of others." Lennon, finding the story amusing
and hilarious, replied,
“Go on, go get it, Eggman”, incorporating the incident into his song in
tribute to the unique experience."
 markybx wrote:
Nice Wikipedia page about animals 
 
Funny!  

Try this one:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Animals

But (please!) leave the Wikipedia link as it is!  (Eukaryota?!?! Who knew?)
Raising my rating 9 -> 10 -GODLIKE
 markybx wrote:
Nice Wikipedia page about animals 
 
Haven't learned this much since 10th grade biology class!

Needs a "GODLIKE" rating...!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Animals

I don't believe that tigers and blue jays are singing this tune. 
Saw him at the Byron Bay Bluesfest a few years back. He had tears in his eyes, overcome with emotion as the audience sang every song in full voice.  He couldn'd believe it. Brilliant.
Thank you.

kingart wrote:

Well, maybe, but this track was almost a whole decade after rocknroll's first baby steps, and from about the same roots. (Fats's Blueberry Hill and this track, for one example, might have been sons with different daddies.)   Since this was more or less simultaneous with the Yardbirds, the early Stones and other blues-based acts, it's part of a movement that was hardly crap. 

 

It is one of those timeless classics that today's young music emulates
Nice Wikipedia page about animals 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Eric B could really belt out a tune.
Never got the recognition he deserved, IMO.

 
I saw some history of art BS, but interesting BS, that had it the resale value of 20th century paintings was proportional to the size of the artist's signature.  The signature tended to be proportional to the ego of the artist, thus Picasso tended to be about 30% more valuable than Matisse.  Eric Burdon didn't obviously suffer from LSD, aka Lead Singer's Disease.  There wasn't much in the way of performance pyrotechnic with EB, perhaps an equivalence of signature size for lead singers. This could have something to do with why he is played and sweetly rated on RP but commercially less so. Something similar might apply to John Hiatt, John Martyn, Nick Drake, etc...  
I actually saw Eric Burdon do a live show (and perform this song) in New Orleans in the 90's.  Speaking of gamblers being drunk...*Eric* was drunk!  So drunk in fact he sounded terrible and put on a pretty bad show, as I recall. 
Eric Burden was in the news recently - had to evacuate his house in Ojai because of the Bel Air fire.  Apparently the house survived.
 Wavemechanic wrote:
Can't we all just acknowledge that rock'n'roll's first baby steps was with crap like this, move on and never hear it again??

 
Well, maybe, but this track was almost a whole decade after rocknroll's first baby steps, and from about the same roots. (Fats's Blueberry Hill and this track, for one example, might have been sons with different daddies.)   Since this was more or less simultaneous with the Yardbirds, the early Stones and other blues-based acts, it's part of a movement that was hardly crap. 
Eric B could really belt out a tune.
Never got the recognition he deserved, IMO.
Can't we all just acknowledge that rock'n'roll's first baby steps was with crap like this, move on and never hear it again??
 onerb wrote:
Nice of the Brits to introduce American youth to their own music!

 
And they did it so well!
 BBoyes wrote:
Love that actual old organ, probably vacuuum tube, with tremolo. Not a pretty good keyboard simulation, but the real thing.

 
That's probably a Vox organ; they were very popular in the early '60s, especially with British groups.  In most videos and pictures I've seen of  The Animals, Alan Price is playing a Vox organ, recognizable by its distinctive red top.  I'm pretty sure they had transistors.
Better move over Fab Four - the Animals are coming.
An old song. Often modified. Here's a great early version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=147kS8O59Qs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t40INnb6DnY

Frijid Pink cover, as mentioned before, is awesome 
 daniel_rusk wrote:
Played way way too much!

 
Really?  This song was #1 53 YEARS AGO!  I'm not hearing it anywhere but Little Steven's Underground Garage at this point.

It's even too old for (commercial) oldies radio, as they seem to have jettisoned most sixties' hits from their playlists.
Classic for sure. But I'm ok if I never hear it again. Played way way too much!
A 9+ for sure.  Haunting, poetic, beautiful.
 Steely_D wrote:
So sick of this song. Had to learn it decades ago when I was learning to play piano. Boring.

 
I take you gave up piano,no?
This song gives me shivers, it's so perfect!
So sick of this song. Had to learn it decades ago when I was learning to play piano. Boring.


 
Thank you Huey. 3 years later I stand corrected. Frijid Pink it is. Should never have made that mistake as I have the vinyl. {#Flamed}

Huey wrote:
You mean "Frijid Pink", I checked all three covers, I liked them all !! Still Tracy wins by a nose.

25demayo wrote:

And I'll put up Frigid Pink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t40INnb6DnY
 
andreicio wrote:
I'll see your Sivert cover and raise you Tracy Chapman. One of the most interesting covers I've heard of this song.

2cats wrote:
Hey girlfriends, listen to this:
Sivert Høyem - The House Of The Rising Sun:
https://youtu.be/q8kzUwg00Ug
Link provided by Calypsus

 
 

 
 


 Hasan wrote:
I was 11 in 1964.  Roy Rogers and Father Knows best on the TV.  Square dances in the school gymnasium.  The Ed Sullivan show had all kinds of silliness, but then one Friday evening, this ...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDcpxUWZf5Y

... washed over me like a hot shower after a lifetime in the wilderness.
They look as mundane as did everything else in 1964 suburbia.  The setting is simple.   It's black'n white.  The song is simple yet it bursts with passion and majesty.

Pick most any song from '64.  It's a bunch'o folks singing a song. 

Not this!  This guy sang a whole new universe!

  How can I not give it a 10?
 
The Animals and Eric Burdon OWN this song. 
 helgigermany wrote:
Always a 10!

 
If only there was a higher score. This is at least an 11 for me.
Love that actual old organ, probably vacuuum tube, with tremolo. Not a pretty good keyboard simulation, but the real thing.
I used to listen to my sister's tube AM radio at night when I was a kid, hoping this song would come on before my parents yelled at me to turn the damn radio off and go to sleep. It's lost a little of its charm since then, but not as much as other tunes from that era. Wish I could find a way to play it without sounding like yet another cheesy garage band playing a "meaningful" song.
 onerb wrote:
Nice of the Brits to introduce American youth to their own music!

 

Nice of the Brits to introduce Planet Earth youth to american music!!!!
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this version of a classic anonymous ballad...  we be dancing like Willy Shakes...
Nice of the Brits to introduce American youth to their own music!
1964 Hammersmith Palais, London

The Animals, Nashville Teens (Tobacco Road), Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Chuck Berry.

'Twas a good night. The show closed early when rockers invaded the stage wielding fire extinguishers, but Chuck had done his thing! A really long intro to Memphis - he 'hid' which song it was going to be for 2-3 minutes.

The Animals, with a 7-minute 45, broke the mould of 3-minute pop-songs 
Thanks for this!
Always a 10!
This is the song someone inevitably gets up to sing at karaoke.....just when the tunes were ramping up and people were singing along and dancing and starting to really rock - and then this. And it's ALWAYS some guy who can't carry a tune to save his life, in addition to killing the mood. And everyone sits down and goes.......aw f*ck.
I remember a guy sung this on the American X Factor (I only saw it flicking through channels, thank you...)

He looked like Clark Kent and had a bad attitude and was rude to the judges. He sung it really well, had a 'look' and an attitude to boot. Just what they were looking for and in my opinion, he had the 'X Factor' and was completely different to all the dross that comes from the X Factor.

All the judges said 'NO'

Idiot Americans.
 Hasan wrote:
I was 11 in 1964.  Roy Rogers and Father Knows best on the TV.  Square dances in the school gymnasium.  The Ed Sullivan show had all kinds of silliness, but then one Friday evening, this ...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDcpxUWZf5Y

... washed over me like a hot shower after a lifetime in the wilderness.
They look as mundane as did everything else in 1964 suburbia.  The setting is simple.   It's black'n white.  The song is simple yet it bursts with passion and majesty.

Pick most any song from '64.  It's a bunch'o folks singing a song. 

Not this!  This guy sang a whole new universe!

  How can I not give it a 10?


 
Thank you
One of the first tunes I learned to play on guitar. People always like to hear this live. Sound quality dates this but it is still worthy of classic status. That organ! Sounds like a true tube organ back in the rotating Leslie speaker era https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_speaker. Miss that sound, which used to be relatively common.
One of the first songs that can truly be classified as 'Classic Rock'; it is timeless. RP notes 1967 when it first came on the scene in 64, my soph yr in hs.
Well that's certainly a blast from the past.  I'd love to hear one of the older versions of this song too, done in the more traditional folk style.

They said it was the devil's music. They might have been right.  It was excitin' !


 Terrific song.  They put their own take on this blues song and it was an instant classic.  Eric had a great blues voice.
You mean "Frijid Pink", I checked all three covers, I liked them all !! Still Tracy wins by a nose.

25demayo wrote:

And I'll put up Frigid Pink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t40INnb6DnY
 
andreicio wrote:
I'll see your Sivert cover and raise you Tracy Chapman. One of the most interesting covers I've heard of this song.

2cats wrote:
Hey girlfriends, listen to this:
Sivert Høyem - The House Of The Rising Sun:
https://youtu.be/q8kzUwg00Ug
Link provided by Calypsus

 
 



 

Oh my god I hate this song. I have no idea what anyone enjoys in it. Repeated listenings just reinforce it. Hate. The worst.

And I'll put up Frigid Pink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t40INnb6DnY
 
andreicio wrote:
I'll see your Sivert cover and raise you Tracy Chapman. One of the most interesting covers I've heard of this song.

2cats wrote:
Hey girlfriends, listen to this:
Sivert Høyem - The House Of The Rising Sun:
https://youtu.be/q8kzUwg00Ug
Link provided by Calypsus

 
 


 Hasan wrote:
I
Pick most any song from '64.  It's a bunch'o folks singing a song. 

Not this!  This guy sang a whole new universe!

  How can I not give it a 10?

 
     "This guy sang a whole new universe"....{#Notworthy}..I totally agree !
I'll see your Sivert cover and raise you Tracy Chapman. One of the most interesting covers I've heard of this song.

2cats wrote:
Hey girlfriends, listen to this:
Sivert Høyem - The House Of The Rising Sun:
https://youtu.be/q8kzUwg00Ug
Link provided by Calypsus

 


I was 11 in 1964.  Roy Rogers and Father Knows best on the TV.  Square dances in the school gymnasium.  The Ed Sullivan show had all kinds of silliness, but then one Friday evening, this ...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDcpxUWZf5Y

... washed over me like a hot shower after a lifetime in the wilderness.
They look as mundane as did everything else in 1964 suburbia.  The setting is simple.   It's black'n white.  The song is simple yet it bursts with passion and majesty.

Pick most any song from '64.  It's a bunch'o folks singing a song. 

Not this!  This guy sang a whole new universe!

  How can I not give it a 10?

The song is kind of a 7 or an 8, but its classic stature, and the chills I still get from hearing this timeless tune, makes it a 12. The keyboards player, Alan Price, you may know, mastered one of moviedom's great soundtracks, O Lucky Man. Play some of that one, Bill, it would follow on quite nicely with this or another Animal track. 
classic :>
 ozzie1313 wrote:

More scintillating,spinal shrills. Every high school and college and clubs with bands I ever went to played this song.  All garage bands on the planet included this song in their repetoire. 


 
It's probably one of the first songs most guitar players ever learn.

 ozzie1313 wrote:

More scintillating,spinal shrills. Every high school and college and clubs with bands I ever went to played this song.  All garage bands on the planet included this song in their repetoire. 


 
...Heard this a gazillion times driving the truck - every station in North America has overplayed it  - but - it still holds at an 8 for me!

Hey girlfriends, listen to this:
Sivert Høyem - The House Of The Rising Sun:
https://youtu.be/q8kzUwg00Ug
Link provided by Calypsus

First heard this song on 'Ready Steady Go' way back when...didn't understand it, and neither did my mum when I asked her...hmm.

More scintillating,spinal shrills. Every high school and college and clubs with bands I ever went to played this song.  All garage bands on the planet included this song in their repetoire. 


B3, love it.
 billbangert wrote:
I think we've all heard this song enough.  Stop playing it.
 

Prolly so, that tempers my rating to only a 7.
Behave yourself, its ERIC billbangert wrote:
I think we've all heard this song enough.  Stop playing it.
 


I think we've all heard this song enough.  Stop playing it.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Sivert Høyem - The House Of The Rising Sun:
https://youtu.be/q8kzUwg00Ug

Artist: Sivert Høyem
Album: Moon Landing (Bonus CD)*
Year: 2009
Release date: 28th September 2009
* This song included in Bonus CD

Line up:
Sivert Høyem: Sings/Plays/Composes
Cato Salsa: Strings/Keys
Børge Fjordheim: Drums/Shaker/Tambourine
Rudi Nikolaisen: Bass(Live)
Kalle Gustafson Jerneholm: Bass (On Record)

"Knallversjon som føyer seg inn i en hel rekke av knallåter fra Høyem, personlig har jeg vært fryktelig lei av denne låta, men jaggu ga denne versjonen låta en vitaminpille!!"     rellllings

 

 

Moose Trained by YUTTE HERMSGERVØRDENBRØTBØRDA.



 rez wrote:
Except it's not a B3. I think it's actually a Vox Continental which has quite a different sound (if you know your organs!)
 
I stand corrected. Here's an atypical web exerpt:

"Price's organ playing did as much for the Vox Continental Organ as it did for Price. The "Connie" was introduced in 1962 and rapidly became a favorite among touring musicians. It approached the sound of a superior Hammond or Wurlitzer, but it was half the size. The 1960s musicians dedicated to their Vox Continental included Ray Manzarek of The Doors, Mike Smith of The Dave Clark Five, Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly. This is a formidable pedigree, but it was Price's organ work in "House of the Rising Sun" that sent every would-be keyboard player to the Vox showroom."


The link is: https://www.shmoop.com/animals-house-rising-sun/music.html
And I'll let the "know your organs" go unmolested...{#Wink}
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Sivert Høyem - The House Of The Rising Sun:
https://youtu.be/q8kzUwg00Ug

 
Thanks for the link. I tried that as a change from the Animal's version, and it's pretty good - Sivert has the right voice for it. The Animals version has more atmosphere and dread, IMO.

 suebee3 wrote:
If I had to name only one song that I hate, this would be it.
 
Come on, there's so many more that are much easier to hate.

This is one of those songs that just does it for me.  Don't know why some do and some don't, just sayin'!

Sivert Høyem - The House Of The Rising Sun

Artist: Sivert Høyem
Album: Moon Landing (Bonus CD)*
Year: 2009
Release date: 28th September 2009
* This song included in Bonus CD

Line up:
Sivert Høyem: Sings/Plays/Composes
Cato Salsa: Strings/Keys
Børge Fjordheim: Drums/Shaker/Tambourine
Rudi Nikolaisen: Bass(Live)
Kalle Gustafson Jerneholm: Bass (On Record)

"Knallversjon som føyer seg inn i en hel rekke av knallåter fra Høyem, personlig har jeg vært fryktelig lei av denne låta, men jaggu ga denne versjonen låta en vitaminpille!!"     rellllings



Right now, there's a big political fight going on in the UK, where the coalition government (ConDems) are trying to force through a big shakeup of our national health service, and a UK rapper called MC NxtGen has recorded a really good rap based around a loop of 'house of rising sun' that criticizes these proposals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl1jPqqTdNo&feature=player_embedded

He's done his research too. Basically, the outcome would be getting in big US healthcare companies to run doctors surgeries. Most of us in UK regard this as bad news, because it would take out 80 billion pounds of our taxpayer money into the private hands of healthcare companies that will deliver minimum service at maximum cost

Politics aside, this is a great rap, and might even score well on RP

Interested? Then read more here: https://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/mar/25/andrew-lansley-rap-mc-nxtgen


 FrankMc wrote:
I can't imagine "Saving Grace" sung to the melody, however.
 
4 words: Blind Boys of Alabama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR1tOVd4PCk

Also on RP:
https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=songinfo&song_id=36653
 
I love seeing these guys (and many others) on the Ed Sullivan DVD set I own.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Eric Burdon at the Daffodil festival by Pilgrim on this road - Bill Revill
Bill Revill
https://www.flickr.com/photos/billrevill/

At 66, he remains a powerful singer. So what if he showed up two hours late?

Perhaps he was having a nap....well deserved..........love it  

Copyright All rights reserved
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This po' boy, for one, had never heard anything remotely like this before - and I really really liked it


Eric Burdon at the Daffodil festival by Pilgrim on this road - Bill Revill
Bill Revill
https://www.flickr.com/photos/billrevill/

At 66, he remains a powerful singer. So what if he showed up two hours late?

Copyright All rights reserved
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 HazzeSwede wrote:
More Burdon ! {#Pray}
 
What HazzeSwede said.

My big brother would sing this song in his low gravely voice. He changed "new blue jeans" to "old black jeans".
More Burdon ! {#Pray}
 ginniet wrote:
This brings back fond memories of hot slow dances in high school!

{#Tongue-out}

For me, it brings back my father memories. He had a compact with this song. Always love it. Still do —> 10!!!! 



alan price - unlike anything this young lad had heard up to that point
I recall listening to this song on CFRA AM radio in Ottawa in 1967-68.  I was 11/12 at the time.
This brings back fond memories of hot slow dances in high school!

{#Tongue-out}

And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk




The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun" Live (1964)

Eric Burdon - Vocals
Alan Price - Keyboard
Hilton Valentine - Lead Guitar
Chas Chandler - Bass Guitar
John Steel - Drums

"No one knows who wrote the House of The Rising Sun, but all I know is that the Animals sang it the best in 1964, and people still love it."

"Art Is Resistance"