Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Not the song by Toots and The Maytals covered by the likes of the Specials and Amy Winehouse but a garage/soul hybrid from 1965 by Baby Huey and The Babysitters. Monkey Man was the second single by the group and was released on the St Lawrence label. Huey or James Ramey is probably best known for his output on Curtis Mayfield's Curtom label, especially Hard Times (which has featured here in the past) before his premature death at the age of 26 in 1970 from heart failure.
Baby Huey & The Babysitters - Monkey Man