There are a few songs that you can honestly say are perfectly constructed. This is one of them. The interplay between the sax and the guitar is so incredibly fun I laughed out loud when I first heard it; the trumpet punctuates the melody at exactly the right time; and the tempo is just spot-on. (Also – the visual difference between the ebullient back-up singers and the staid bass guitarist is pretty hilarious.) And finally, there is the force of nature that is Sharon Jones singing the lyrics – Sharon Jones who is, by the way, battling cancer and winning. What a boss.
The Yankette would like to dedicate this song to one of her best friends, Deputy Tar Heel, and owes her lovely friend Mr. Bloomingtonian a bourbon for sending this song her way in the first place. Keep your ears open and happy Friday, y’all!