I only have one favourite song and this is not it.
Maybe next week or next year that will change. I'm flexible.
However, to this cracked face as it faces north into the winter sun, eyes closed and ears cocooned by comfy headphones, this tune is a beautifully crafted version of one of my all time favourite songs - the type of tunes that make me smile, bop, hop, shuffle, take me back, give me hope, warm me up, chill me out. Songs that transcend time (and their author's mortality).
The Van Man transcending time.
Gloria and the old Big Joe Williams tune, Baby Please Don't Go (a decade before AC/DC) under his Irish belt, battles with his record company and US Immigration to release this cracker at the old age of 23. Read a summary here. 1968 version here.