A collection of the originals covered by The Jam from 1975 through to the end of days.
I’d compiled most of this Spotify playlist when I recalled a compilation among the bootlegs I have, entitled, How Can I Be Fucking Revivalist When I’m Only 18?, which covers much of this very ground.
The tale of where the phrase originated from, is told in this photo from the recent exhibitions, About The Young Idea, although I can’t remember the original story was sourced from; it looks very familiar.
It might be an NME; I certainly recall a photo of Weller with the cardboard slung around his neck, complete with hand-scrawled message.
I think it was from a Fulham Greyhound gig in 1977.
There’s little earth-shattering in the choice of artists or songs; Weller has certainly been more adventurous as a solo artist but this is a healthy mix of mod, Stax and Motown.
|Sweet Soul Music||Arthur Conley|
|Slow Down||Larry Williams|
|In The Midnight Hour||Wilson Pickett|
|David Watts||The Kinks|
|So Sad About Us – New Remix||The Who|
|(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave||Martha Reeves & The Vandellas|
|And Your Bird Can Sing||The Beatles|
|Get Yourself Together||Small Faces|
|Waterloo Sunset||The Kinks|
|Fever||Little Willie John|
|Big Bird||Eddie Floyd|
|Move On Up||Curtis Mayfield|
|Stoned Out Of My Mind||The Chi-Lites|
|A Legal Matter||The Who|
|Stand By Me||Ben E. King|
|Back In My Arms Again||The Supremes|
|Dead End Street||The Kinks|
|Every Little Bit Hurts||Brenda Holloway|
|Give Me Just A Little More Time||Chairmen Of The Board|
|Much Too Much||The Who|
|My Mind’s Eye||Small Faces|
|Reach Out, I’ll Be There||Four Tops|
|Uptight (Everything’s Alright)||Stevie Wonder|
|Walking The Dog||Rufus Thomas|
|(What A) Wonderful World||Sam Cooke|
|I Got You (I Feel Good)||James Brown & The Famous Flames|
|Batman Theme||Neil Hefti|