I’ve sung the praises of Pete Townshend’s Deep End Live concert before, and here’s another awesome cut from it, “Barefootin’”:
Back in the day when mixtapes were a thing, I’d make party music mixes, and this would be my go-to song to lead things off and get the festivities started. I mean, come on, how could that not make you want to get up and dance? Here’s the original, from 1965 and Robert Parker:
You can see why Pete Townshend would kick off his show with this tune, but no question in my mind his cover is the better version.