On what would have been his 78th birthday, here's a young rockin' Jim Dickinson singing 'bout the "Monkey Man."
(James Luther Dickinson, Nov 15, 1941 – August 15, 2009)
Next up, from 1970, it's "Monkeys Out Of Men" on the Starday label by Charlie Collins, "a country and bluegrass guitarist, who died on January 12, 2012 at age 78. Had been in Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys from 1966 until Acuff’s 1992 death."
Both of these are pretty great in their own ways...
Dickinson with a full-on-assault stompin' rocker like Little Richard or Slade might have done (mixed in with some New Orleans/Memphis soul). It's hot!!!
Charlie Collins recorded some albums later on in the '70s with Brother Oswald for Rounder Records, but here he's the henpecked country dude singin' slightly off-key (just the way we like 'em) about his woman troubles and such.