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Charlie Musselwhite — Everybody Loves Me
Album: Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo
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Released: 2004
Length: 4:01
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I walk, I crawl, but I never run
Sometimes I fall away like a setting sun
Well, I swim, I surf, but I never drown
Well, everybody says they love me but I don't know why

I watch you walk like a rhythm train
I love the way you kiss, I just can't stand the pain
Well, I believe in truth but sometimes I lie
Well, everybody says they love me but I don't know why
Yeah, I don't know why
Ooh, I don't know why

Yeah, I don't know why
Ooh, I don't know why
Well, I walk, I crawl, but I never run
Sometimes I fall away like a setting sun
Well, I believe in truth but sometimes I lie
Well, everybody says they love me but I don't know why
Yeah, I don't know why
Ooh, I don't know why
(Don't know why)
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This is so down and cool blues.  That makes no sense, but that's what it is.
The band is awesome, too! The bass and drums just F L O O O O W.
this is different blues , I think it's the great singing a harmonies
 dtheb wrote:
The lyrics at left are not for this song...
 
Fixed.
Well I definitely love you too.
Is that a bossa nova? 
The lyrics at left are not for this song...
Nice R.P ~~~~ could be a chance to Segway into finally playing some Ben Harper <3

Play us some Ben Harper !
Please : >
 westslope wrote:
I can see myself into the third beer and diggin' this.  

At the current age, the second bowl and diggin' this will have to suffice.  
 
So...intoxication math then?  3 beers equals 2 bowls....I can dig it! 
I'm at a 7 and might go to an 8 with a bowl or 3 in me....Long Live RP!!
 Solanus wrote:
I can't seem to find the right ones, but I don't think these are the correct lyrics.
 

I walk, I crawl but I never run
Sometimes I fall away like a setting sun
Well I swim I surf but I never drown
Well everybody says they love me but I don't know why

I watch you walk like a rhythm train
I love the way you kiss I just can't stand the pain
Well I believe in truth but sometimes I lie
Well everybody says they love me but I don't know why
I can see myself into the third beer and diggin' this.  

At the current age, the second bowl and diggin' this will have to suffice.  
blues done right
{#Bananajam}
One of the greatest harmonica players.
I can't seem to find the right ones, but I don't think these are the correct lyrics.
Is it me or the sound is very... dirty?
 TerryS wrote:

Heck no, tix available through TXMstr and prebooking required.
I'll bring the mop and bucket. 

 
Good to see we're in such experienced hands. I've lost touch with this kind of entertainment, so tell me: do you plan on streaming an MMA match or an orgy? Or does one format segue into the other these days? 

Apologies to Mr. Musselwhite. 

 
 kcar wrote:

If a three-way's gonna break out, do warn the rest of us so we can hide...

 
Heck no, tix available through TXMstr and prebooking required.
I'll bring the mop and bucket. 
 averybadcat wrote:

I like you better when you walk away
 

   

dwhayslett wrote:

So you like oldfart48's ass?

 
If a three-way's gonna break out, do warn the rest of us so we can hide...
nice!
 dwhayslett wrote:

So you like oldfart48's ass?

 
I'll bet it's fantastic! (Just like this song)
 averybadcat wrote:

I like you better when you walk away
 

 
So you like oldfart48's ass?
 NeilBlanchard wrote:
9>10

Who are the players, pray tell?   The drumming in particular is sublime.

 
Musselwhite of course on harp; Charlie Sexton - guitar; George Reiff - bass; Michael Jerome - drums.

For my money Musselwhite is one of the two dirtiest harp players around; the other of course was the late Paul Butterfield.
9>10

Who are the players, pray tell?   The drumming in particular is sublime.
 oldfart48 wrote:

PSD, .....OR GET OVER IT

 
I like you better when you walk away
 
 Easyrider wrote:
The song has such a great groove!
 
yep

his name translated into english is alexander selected
Wow what a great blues tune from one of the all time masters. If you ever have the chance to see him live, do it!
 Megavolt wrote:

 My vote for that category would be for any Bob Dylan song. 
 
PSD, .....OR GET OVER IT
i wish everyone had the opp to see alejandro live. what a treasure. 
Clearly I don't listen enough. I have never heard this here...and I don't hear Dylan that much...but I do love this song!
 TwinEngine wrote:
My RP Hall of Fame nomination for:

"All time long-term overplayed"

goes to
"Charlie Musselwhite - Everybody Loves Me". {#Umbrella}

(And I like blues, to the extent that matters here.)

 
 My vote for that category would be for any Bob Dylan song. 
A yeah, a bit of soul in that one?!! Excellent.

makes me stop working and listening instead. love it! {#Notworthy}
I don't, Charlie.
My RP Hall of Fame nomination for:

"All time long-term overplayed"

goes to
"Charlie Musselwhite - Everybody Loves Me". {#Umbrella}

(And I like blues, to the extent that matters here.)
Burn!!
The song has such a great groove!
Didn't Charlie play with Zappa?
Meh.
Awesome.
It reminds me of The Black Keys, but you know, instead played all genuine with feeling and stuff.
OK, elevated to 10 - God Like .... nuff' said.
 
Thank you for playing this song Radio Paradise!!  {#Cheers}
i can't believe i didn't know there was a tribute to alejandro! i love him.
he records here in my town often with people i know.
hasn't been in about 2 yrs.
sigh. 
Love this.
Lots more gems on this double-album. Worth adding to your collection IMO.
Great-good song.... Too much truth for one man's lifetime... Charlie is also good with his presentation. Lots of truth in every couplet.
Thanks
"love to kiss her but i hate the pain'      damn right charlie
Mr Musselwhite is a BAD A$${#Devil_pimp}
Cool and hot at the same time! Reminds me a little of...a lot! :)
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
Yeeeeeaaaah. Charlie played at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco this weekend.

{#Tongue}
 
I SO wanted to go to that!!!!  There were a truckload of great performers - I've been checking out the pictures and comments on their Facebook page. What a fun time that must have been - did you go?  Did you take pictures?  Envy-envy-envy...


Yeeeeeaaaah. Charlie played at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco this weekend.

{#Tongue}
 Cynaera wrote:
Check out the playlist for this CD - I have GOT to get it! 

That does look awesome; worth getting for sure and there is only one Cowboy Junkies song, easy enough to just forward that one.{#Lol}
 Cynaera wrote:
Check out the playlist for this CD - I have GOT to get it!

1 - 1 Lucinda Williams - Pyramid of Tears
1 - 2 Lenny Kaye - Sacramento & Polk
1 - 3 Steve Earle & Reckless Kelly - Paradise
1 - 4 Jon Langford and Sally Timms - Broken Bottle
1 - 5 Calexico - Wave
1 - 6 Jennifer Warnes - Pissed Off 2AM
1 - 7 John Cale - She Doesn't Live Here Anymore
1 - 8 Los Lonely Boys - Castanets
1 - 9 Cowboy Junkies - Don't Need You
1 - 10 Charlie Sexton - Dear Head On the Wall
1 - 11 Jon Dee Graham - Helpless
1 - 12 Howe Gelb - She Towers Above
1 - 13 Ian McLagan and the Bump Band - Wedding Day
1 - 14 Tres Chicas - Rhapsody
1 - 15 Peter Case - The End
1 - 16 Bob Neuwirth - Rosalie
1 - 17 Section String Quartet - Crooked Frame

2 - 1 Ian Hunter - One More Time
2 - 2 Jayhawks - Last to Know
2 - 3 Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra - Velvet Guitar
2 - 4 Sheila E. and Pete Escovedo - The Ballad of the Sun and Moon
2 - 5 The Chris Stamey Experience - One True Love
2 - 6 Son Volt - Sometimes
2 - 7 Rosie Flores - Inside This Dance
2 - 8 Charlie Musselwhite - Everybody Loves Me
2 - 9 M. Ward with Vic Chesnutt & Howe Gelb - Way It Goes
2 - 10 Javier Escovedo - The Rain Won't Help
2 - 11 Caitlin Cary - By Eleven
2 - 12 Minus 5 - I Was Drunk
2 - 13 The Dragons - Gravity
2 - 14 Ruben Ramos - Thirteen Years
2 - 15 Alejandro Escovedo - Break This Time


 

Thanks so much for posting that.   I am a huge Alejandro fan and love this song.   This great list just shows what a fabulous songwriter Alejandro is.   He is also a MUST SEE LIVE SHOW!!!  Thankfully his health is better now.   He looked really good when I saw him in July.  He even got St. Louis off their chairs!!
That is some tasty blues harp. 9!
 2cats wrote:


was 8; now 9
 
was 9; now 10

That's a great playlist indeed Cynaera!
Check out the playlist for this CD - I have GOT to get it!

1 - 1 Lucinda Williams - Pyramid of Tears
1 - 2 Lenny Kaye - Sacramento & Polk
1 - 3 Steve Earle & Reckless Kelly - Paradise
1 - 4 Jon Langford and Sally Timms - Broken Bottle
1 - 5 Calexico - Wave
1 - 6 Jennifer Warnes - Pissed Off 2AM
1 - 7 John Cale - She Doesn't Live Here Anymore
1 - 8 Los Lonely Boys - Castanets
1 - 9 Cowboy Junkies - Don't Need You
1 - 10 Charlie Sexton - Dear Head On the Wall
1 - 11 Jon Dee Graham - Helpless\
1 - 12 Howe Gelb - She Towers Above
1 - 13 Ian McLagan and the Bump Band - Wedding Day
1 - 14 Tres Chicas - Rhapsody
1 - 15 Peter Case - The End
1 - 16 Bob Neuwirth - Rosalie
1 - 17 Section String Quartet - Crooked Frame

2 - 1 Ian Hunter - One More Time
2 - 2 Jayhawks - Last to Know
2 - 3 Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra - Velvet Guitar
2 - 4 Sheila E. and Pete Escovedo - The Ballad of the Sun and Moon
2 - 5 The Chris Stamey Experience - One True Love
2 - 6 Son Volt - Sometimes
2 - 7 Rosie Flores - Inside This Dance
2 - 8 Charlie Musselwhite - Everybody Loves Me
2 - 9 M. Ward with Vic Chesnutt & Howe Gelb - Way It Goes
2 - 10 Javier Escovedo - The Rain Won't Help
2 - 11 Caitlin Cary - By Eleven
2 - 12 Minus 5 - I Was Drunk
2 - 13 The Dragons - Gravity
2 - 14 Ruben Ramos - Thirteen Years
2 - 15 Alejandro Escovedo - Break This Time


 Byronape wrote:
Is it polite to say "HOLY SHIT THIS IS GOOD"?
 

Nope. Don't let that stop you though.
Is it polite to say "HOLY SHIT THIS IS GOOD"?


I tell you what... sometimes (and only sometimes) RP can be a proper misery fest but the past few hours have been owt but!

Stonking last few hours! {#Dancingbanana}


Only Musselwhite could turn Escovedo into a slow burning Chicago blues grind. Oh, lordy, does this cook.
Very smooth
I'ma have to invest in this CD - I love Alejandro Escovedo (his song "Guilty" is up there on my top ten favorite songs list), and Mr. Musselwhite's rendition of this song is ragged, informal, and just perfect.  Doin' a lot of dancin' today, Bill - is it because it's Rebecca's birthday? I hope you took her someplace very nice, spent bucketloads of money on her, and let her know that everyone worships her.

What?  You didn't?  She wanted WHAT?  Well, geez - I guess saving Paradise a person at a time could be a lot of fun. Thanks to both of you for all the great music I really can't afford but buy anyway. You are the best "bad influence" I've ever had. {#Roflol}
Every time I hear this it grows on me more.
 
2cats wrote:


was 8; now 9
 


KIller Killer Killer stuff. CM's the bomb. Dig that smokey bluesy vibe.

Groovy. {#Roflol}
A great song from a great album!
 2cats wrote:

was 7; now 8


 

was 8; now 9
I just used that metaphor this morning, "I love the way you kiss but I don't dig the pain."
Cool. Sounds VERY like Sonny Landreth on guitar.
 fatcatjb wrote:
groovy drumming
 
Amen to that.

groovy drumming

was 7; now 8


Charlie can do no wrong.
Had it at a 6...what was I thinking?
 zenhead wrote:
inspiration for tom wait's "bone machine?"
 
It's more like the other way around: Alejandro Escovedo first released this song in 1999, and Charlie Musselwhite did so in 2004. Tom Waits released Bone Machine in 1992. 
Musselwhite has recorded with Tom Waits on more than one occasion as well.

 Mojo_LA wrote:
Is it just my audio chain, or is this song distorted on the feed?
 
Suppose this is what's recorded !? I don't like it though,still a good tune !

This i like... {#Dancingbanana}
9
This
is
cool 
Exactly how I feel about the big part of the world... but it isn't the worst thing that can happen, ok?

Thx for the song.
This is just perfect for today - temps near a hundred, blue sky, thunderstorms, and this song...  I am officially chillin'....{#Sunny}
WHAT A GROOVE!  JOHNNY  -  YUMA, AZ{#Sunny}
8   Thanks RP!          {#Sunny}
 vandal wrote:

7 {#Arrow}

boring

 
ditto

GOOOOD one!!!!{#Bananajam}
Ah, a song after my own heart, and soul. I hope this song gets stuck in my head all day.
Played this in the car on the way to work this morning LOUD! . . . and by loud I mean the bass bin was rattling my glasses. 

I figure that it is sometimes important to spread good music around. 

Arf! 
'So delicious.

7 {#Arrow}

boring

inspiration for tom wait's "bone machine?"
I don't love him. 3.
Who is this guy that everybody loves him?
"I watch the way you walk, like a river train."

Love that lyric, so evocative, the easy sway around the curvy bends, phew!


I'm diggin' it...{#Bananajam}
Whatever it is, he's got it.
8 —-> 9  Great song!  It rocks, it rolls, it grooves, it's gutsy...

Neil
Nice!!
you know I was going to disagree with you... but on second thought.... you have something there.    two GREAT bluesmen for sure.

 
shutter wrote:
Y'know, if I wasn't sure I'd say this was RL Burnside with a bit more polished style. Similar vocal styles but good stuff.
 


Y'know, if I wasn't sure I'd say this was RL Burnside with a bit more polished style. Similar vocal styles but good stuff.
{#Yes}
Everybody love RP!   {#Bananajumprope}
Was this used in The Wire?
 xkolibuul wrote:
Let's see if BillG doesn't have that queued up next....
 
There are so many cool things about this station. One of my favorites is waiting breathlessly for the next song, sure that it'll be the killer segue you were thinking of. More often than not, BillG comes up with something better than what you were anticipating.


yum
 vivakitty wrote:
"I love the way you kiss, but I don't dig the pain."  —- Terrific line!
 
Here Here!{#Clap}
"I love the way you kiss, but I don't dig the pain."  —- Terrific line!
I "don't know why" either. We hear this tune a lot on RP and I still don't get it. 
Let's see if BillG doesn't have that queued up next....

 basketcase wrote:
Be nice to hear some actual Alejandro
 


I really dig this song.
Be nice to hear some actual Alejandro
Bourbon Tender! I must have more BOURBON!!! This shit is toooo bad ass to be the Blues!
 mandolin wrote:
...that is some seriously raw harp...
 
Yeah, Mr. Musselwhite is pretty good...

A convergence that is as viscerally sublime as it is unlikely. Both Musselwhite and Escovedo inhabit one level or another in rock's pantheon.
{#Music}  This song screams TURN IT UP all over {#Music}
Why?
I love ya Charlie!  play me some blues... I love it when you play da blues.
the best....
 DeeCee1109 wrote:
RP is the best music outlet on the planet - bar none.
 
sprtz-zink!

(read: our planet, too!)
Wow, I really liked that a lot. Someone I'd never heard before, too.
...that is some seriously raw harp...