100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966. See See Rider- Eric Burdon and The Animals. The first single under Eric Burdon and The Animals- instead of The Animals- came out in 1966. See See Rider was first recorded way back in 1924 as a blues song by Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey. See See Rider- has been a much covered song- about an unfaithful lover. Chuck Willis sent it to #12 in 1957, LaVern Baker #34 in 1963, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels had See See Rider as part of a medley with ‘Jenny Take A Ride’ #10 in 1965. This is the final of the 100 Great Songs From The British Invasion 1963-1966. In January I will move on to 1967-69.
- Single: See See Rider- Eric Burdon and The Animals
- Record Company- MGM
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Ma Rainey
- Time: 4:03
- B-side: She’ll Return It
- Album- Animalization
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #10 in US Billboard Hot 100. Did not chart in UK. #1 in Canada.
Thanks Hans. I look forward to your take on 67-69. The changes kept a’coming through the 60s.
That was a fabulous era… So many memories!
I don’t think I ever heard this cover of the song. Digging that keyboard.
Some more Animal goodness. Look forward to the next takes.