Posts Tagged ‘Mink DeVille’

Italian Shoes

September 10, 2016

“Italian Shoes,” written by Willy DeVille (William Borsey Jr.) and recorded by him as Mink DeVille in 1985. Willie DeVille and Louis Cortelezzi were the only former Mink DeVille band members in the session; most of the other musicians were from the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

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‘A’ Train Lady

April 24, 2016

“”A’ Train Lady,” written by David Forman and Duke Levine, sung by Willy DeVille  with harmony by Mr. Forman, performed by the band Mink DeVille (bassist Rubén Sigüenza, Thomas R. “Manfred” Allen Jr. on drums, Ritch Colbert on keyboards, guitarists Robert McKenzie [“Fast Floyd“], Deville, and Louie X. Erlanger) with Mac Rebennack (Dr. John) on piano; sax solo by co-producer Steve Douglas (or possibly Jackie Kelso); background vocals by  Cleon Douglas and “Max & Bees.” Arranged by producer Jack Nitzsche. Released in 1978 on the Mink DeVille album Return to Magenta.

The A Train is New York City’s 8th Avenue subway line that runs the length of Manhattan, through Brooklyn, and into the borough of Queens (Billy Strayhorn wrote about it). The lyrics here mention High Street, the station in Brooklyn Heights.

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