This is the seventh song in the Play It Again Mayhem series which began earlier this year. Check out the earlier posts by clicking here (Betty Wright), here (Elton John), here (Roxy Music) here (The O’Jays), here (John Miles) and here (Steely Dan). This one is yet another from the 70s, 1976 to be precise and it is the Climax Blues Band. They were originally known as the Climax Chicago Blues Band, but despite the name and the funky sound of the song I have selected today they do not hail from the USA, they formed in Stafford UK in 1967. “Couldn’t Get It Right” is a delightfully funky rock tinged track that makes me want to dance. It was the band’s biggest hit by a long way reaching number 3 in the US and hitting the top 10 in the UK, Canada, Ireland and South Africa. Apparently the song is about life on the road in the USA. The line “kept on looking for a sign in the middle of the night” refers to looking for a Holiday Inn sign which is where they laid their hats on that particular tour. Enjoy this classic tune and get yourself moving! Incidentally the band are still recording and touring, although obviously not in this strange Covid world.
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