Okay, as a sort of antidote to all the political stuff, here comes a YouTube link dump. (Note that not all the visuals here are terribly interesting.)
I've been thinking of these two tunes a lot lately:
And, in honor of Halloween, several versions of "Casting My Spell On You." First, the definitive Johnny Otis / Marci Lee rendition:
Next, the Talismen, with a young Jimmy Page (synced with some video of the band performing a different tune):
And this version by Roy Orbison, which modulates between cheesy and funky (so of course I like it):
And no Halloween would be complete without the immortal Screamin Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell On You" (this one was recorded live on the late lamented Night Music show (so yes, that's David Sanborn in the band)):
And let's round things out with a brief Nina Simone version of that same tune:
Have a scary day, everyone.