The Swingin' Medallions

Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)

Composed by Don Smith

Song Review by

A true frat rock classic, "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" rates right up there with such records as "Louie, Louie" and "Wooly Bully" in terms of atmosphere, funkiness, and overall fun. A Top 20 in spring of 1966, the song is led by the somewhat dissonant Farfasia organ of Brent Fortson, which is eerily similar to the riff behind Question Mark & the Mysterians' "96 Tears," a song that was cut right around the same time. A rolling, R&B-inspired rhythm keeps the tempo moving forward, while the lyrics, sung in true, unison frat style by the whole group, equates a woman's love with powerful liquor. The "double shot" idea may have been picked up by the Doors for their "Love Me Two Times," but this is mere speculation. A simple, silly, and fun record, "Double Shot" is a staple of oldies radio, and is also available on Rhino's epic Nuggets box set.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Highs of the Sixties 1986
Various Artists
Warner Music / Warner Bros. 2:19
Toga Rock 1987
Various Artists
DCC Compact Classics 2:18
Best of 60's Party Rock 1988
Various Artists
Priority Records
Classic Rock: 1966 - Shakin' All Over 1989
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:21
History of Rock: The 60s, Pt. 2 1990
Various Artists
Collectables 2:20
History of Rock, Vol. 8 [Collectables 1992] 1990
Various Artists
Collectables 2:19
Frat Rock! 1991
Various Artists
Rhino 2:13
The Beach Music Anthology 1992
Various Artists
Ripete Records 2:13
Preppy Deluxe [1991 26 Tracks] 1994
Various Artists
Ripete Records
Let It All Hang Out: 60's Party Hits 1994
Various Artists
Special Music 2:21
Hard to Find Hits of Rock & Roll, Vol. 2 1995
Various Artists
Curb 2:15
I Love Beach Music, Vol. 1 & 2 1996
Various Artists
Ripete Records 2:13
Whole Lotta Rock: 1966-1967 1997
Various Artists
Eclipse Music Group 2:18
Rock 'N Roll Relix: 1960-1969 1997
Various Artists
BCI-Eclipse Distribution 3:14
Anthology 1997 Ripete Records 2:21
Frat Rock! 3 Pac 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 2:13
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 [Box Set] 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 2:17
Dick Bartley Presents Collector's Essentials on the Radio, Vol. 3 1998
Various Artists
Varèse Vintage / Varese
The 60's Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1  [Box Set] 1999
Various Artists
Collectables
Millennium 60's Rock Party 1999
Various Artists
Rhino 2:18
Millennium Party [Rhino Box] 1999
Various Artists
Rhino 2:18
70 Ounces of Gold: Good Time Gold 2000
Various Artists
Compose Records 2:14
Jukebox Hits of 1966, Vol. 2 2000
Various Artists
Jukebox Hits / Jukebox Records 2:19
Nuggets from Nuggets: Choice Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era 2000
Various Artists
Rhino
Rock N' Roll Hits: Golden 1966 2002
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 2:13
12 Hits of the '60s, Vol. 1: Five Star Collection 2002
Various Artists
Varèse Sarabande / Varese 2:19
History of Rock Box 2003
Various Artists
Collectables 2:20
Hal Lifson's 1966 2003
Various Artists
Varèse Vintage / Varese 2:16
25 Beach Music Classics 2003
Various Artists
Varèse Sarabande 2:21
Ocean Boulevard 2004
Various Artists
Ripete Records 2:17
No Image 2004
Various Artists
Collectables
Ocean Boulevard, Vol. 4: Sweet 60's Soul 2004
Various Artists
Ripete Records 2:17
Chasing the Sun: The Greatest Songs of Summer 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:21
Only the Best of the History of Rock the 60s 2007
Various Artists
Collectables 2:20
Party Rock 2012
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:14
No Image
Various Artists
K-Tel 2:12
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