Album of the Day
The Best of Eric Burdon and War
As the powerhouse vocalist of The Animals, Eric Burdon earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but that's just the beginning of his musical career. Living in California at the end of the 1960s, he joined forces with a funk band called Nightshift, who were soon rechristened War. The brief alliance produced two studio albums plus a later set of unissued recordings, and THE BEST OF ERIC BURDON AND WAR features highlights from all three releases. Along with a few nods to the British Invasion (including a terrific cover of “Paint It Black”), the 13 tracks feature plenty of simmering R&B and a Top 10 hit in “Spill The Wine.” Burdon was born on this day in 1941, and we'll wish the legendary singer a happy birthday with another spin of THE BEST OF ERIC BURDON AND WAR.