Episode 9: Danger in the Rabbit Hole

On Side A: We find some common threads that led to the rise in fame and success of Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Ike & Tina Revue. Each group had breakout hits by performing cover songs. That’s right, folks. Cover Songs. Susie Q was a song written by Dale Hawkins in 1957. In 1968, Creedence decided to cover the song for their debut album. The song went on to be one of their biggest hits and earned them plenty of air time on the radio. Similarly, when Ike & Tina first entered the scene, they made quite a splash with their barnstorming cover of Creedence’s “Proud Mary.” There’s a great deal of debate about which version is the better version and we look forward to having you join us for our banter. On Side B of our episode we dive into R&B geniuses, The Isley Brother’s, and their excellent 1973 cover of the song, “Summer Breeze.” The song was originally recorded in 1972 by Seals & Croft and covered by several artists including the pristine and tight sounds of The Main Ingredient for their 1974 album, Euphrates River. We hope we don’t disappoint.