Wanda Jackson - Funnel Of Love

Wanda Jackson – Funnel Of Love
Wanda Jackson – Funnel Of Love 33rpm

Today’s selection has become one of Wanda Jackson’s best known and most highly revered songs. Written by Charlie McCoy, Funnel Of Love was released in 1961 as a b-side. It’s not shy about being mysterious, with spooky background vocals, a syncopated beat and Roy Clark’s twangy-to-the-point-of-trippy guitar licks. All that, combined with Jackson’s vocal inflections and lyrics about falling, make for a dreamy, almost Sci-Fi, overall sound. Make no bones about it though, this is an utterly brilliant tune.

As a bonus, I’ve also included a recording of this 45 played at 33rpm. I read about this phenomenon on the WFMU blog and the result is incredible. I even played it at this speed during one of my DJ nights a few months ago. It makes me want to try this technique out on all my singles, but for some reason I don’t think many of them would sound so good.