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This Man’s Crazy

“This Man’s Crazy” is a frenetic number from Ike and Tina’s 1963 album It’s Gonna Work Out Fine. As I mentioned in a previous post, Ike said that he wrote songs with Little Richard’s voice in mind. This song could serve as exhibit A.

Listen: This Man’s Crazy

It’s a breakneck rock song, with a boogie-type piano part and a exuberant saxophone solo. Tina punctuates the song with little “wooo!” parts, just like Little Richard.

“This Man’s Crazy” is a fun song, and would be good to play the next time you have an out-of-control house party. Just think how fun it would be to dance on the couch while Tina sings:

He comes home every day raisin’ all kind of sand [?] / his drama’s so much til it’s gone out of hand / Everything he do, there’s no reason why / This man is crazy, I think he lost his mind! / Uh huh / Oh yeah / Uh huh / Woooo!

It’s under two minutes long, so you should be able to keep up your crazy dancing throughout without losing your breath.

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