It’s funny. WFMU added a station up here in the Hudson Valley, where I spend a lot more time in the car than I do in the city. So I listen to the radio more.
This cut was playing as I left the farmer’s market this afternoon. It’s the first cut on the first Mink DeVille album, Cabretta. There was some shtick to Willy’s persona, but he lived the romance of his music, and the arrangements and production and songcraft and performances on these first two elpees (Cabretta followed by Return to Magenta) was impeccable. And enduring. What a great song to hear on the radio by surprise.