The reality was that at heart Mink DeVille was a soul orientated band with roots in R&B, the blues and even Cajun music.
This year their founder Willy DeVille, celebrates thirty years as a recording artist, 'oh how time flies' when you are having fun.
This is Mink DeVille Live from The Bottom Line, New York, USA, back on September 12th 1980.
If you are not familiar with the band, I strongly urge you to give them a listen. Many may recognise their hit single 'Spanish Stroll', there is however far more to this band.
They are one of those bands that simply light up a venue when they perform. This is a 'stonking' performance!
The set list is as follows:
1. Harlem Nocturne
2. Slow Drain
3. Savoir Faire
4. She's So Tough
5. Cadillac Walk
6. Mixed Up Shook Up Girl
7. Just Your Friends
8. Desperate Days
9. Steady Drivin' Man
10. That World Outside
11. One Way Street
12. Just To Walk That Little Girl Home
13. Spanish Stroll
14. This Must Be The Night
15. Lipstick Traces
16. Easy Slider
17. Bad Boy
18. Soul Twist
The sound quality is excellent (FM Radio broadcast of the show).
Replacement file link - October 2011 in comments below.
Some Mink Deville Cd's to browse HERE.