Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Willy DeVille Live At Montreux

The late Willy DeVille was known for his utterly unique blend of R&B, soul, cajun, rock and blues. Above, the eclectic DeVille, whose many influences included such Atlantic Records artists as the Drifters and Ben E. King, performs “Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl” at Montreux, 1994.


Michael The Molar Maven said...

Great choice! Willy never got the recognition that was his due and, frankly, I can't understand why. Perhaps the most steet-wise of the bands that comprised what became known as the CBGS's sound of the mid-seventies - a group that included, but was not limited to, Talking Heads, Blondie and, of course, The Ramones - Mink DeVille did not get the critical acclaim, nor did they achieve the financial success of the others. Nonetheless, Willy DeVille was "too cool to be forgotten".

Jeff Tone said...

Michael, True that Willy didn't get the recognition that was his due and left us too early. I have you to thank for introducing me to this completely original and most eclectic musician.