My second Everly Brothers attempt is actually a metacover — it’s an old Jimmy Reed blues tune called “Baby What You Want Me To Do,” which they covered back in the 60s. I first learned it from my bandmate Josh, who thought it might be fun to do for a show (and it was), so this cover’s really sort of a wacky combo of the way I learned it from him (which had slightly different words) and the style the Everlys used to use. What I may do in the future is try this song again with the proper lyrics and some old blues style, like the Buddy Guy/Junior Wells version (which is really my favorite). As it is, the version the Everlys et. al. tend to do is really mostly the choruses, and the way I’ve done it here is much faster and more upbeat.
I really didn’t have the time to record a bass track, which this tune really, really desperately needs. Oh, well. All done now!