I wrote a rare, for me, angry post this morning. It felt good but I need a cure for what ails me. Music usually does the trick.
I’ve posted songs of loneliness, insomnia, time displacement, and other alienated anthems. This time, we’ll focus on that which makes us feel better: Medicine. I’m skipping the Mary Poppins tune because, while I’m feeling better, I’m not feeling chirpy enough for spoonfuls of sugar and the like.
We begin our medicinal musical entry with a song from the pride of Glasgow, Del Amitri:
Next up, the great Aimee Mann who’s busy spinning the medicine wheel.
We continue with two different tunes with the same title. The first is an instrumental written by George Benson and Crusaders’ keyboard player, Joe Sample.
The second Medicine Man was recorded in 1991 by the late, great Johnny Winter. It’s a bluesy rocker written by Robbie Fisher and Henley Douglas.
Finally, the last word goes to one of my all-time favorite Traffic tunes. It was more often than not their opening number in concert: