Discussion in 'Random Nonsense' started by Daniel~, Mar 30, 2018.
This song makes me happy,
This is the version I've been looking for since I first posted her singing it. Markedly better or just go back to chasing that blue berry!
Don't blame yourselves. But your failure at inclusion can hardly be over looked!
So I post this to redeem us all as music lovers!! LOL
Brother James speaks the truth.
This on still has legs.
One who went his own way
I just can't recall...I blame George!
I just never stopped loving this song and why should I?
Want to hear a story from my awakening youth?
I first heard this song in the presence of my dearest friend at that time.
I had harbored the hope that we would friends for life.
As we discussed everything I expressed my liking for this song.
But my friend made the observation that to grieve for twenty years over a dead dog was pretty no where.
I said nothing. But I knew we would part one day. Our hearts were not the same.
To be relished!
As my very good friend PK said many years ago
"I'm not sure what it al means, but it sure ties up a lot of lose ends.
How Bob figures into this song I have no idea.
The day the music died references the small plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valence and the Big Bopper. Many of the lines from their songs appear though out.
Love this one, thank you for the memory!
I like this old one. But I don't think the Doobie Brothers had anything to do with it. Nothing against the Doobies but Dobie Gray did this song. I think Youtube mislabeled this one.
It was lovely that the Blues Brothers included this great one from this great entertainment man!
It's not mislabeled, it's a cover of 'Drift Away' by the Doobie Brothers and I've heard it before, although I remember the Dobie Gray version best, like you.
I did learn something interesting today, though: Dobie Gray's version wasn't the original; it was first recorded by someone named John Henry Kurtz in 1973. Who was he? No idea, but here is the original.
Oh, and by the way, it is written by Mentor Williams, younger brother of the famous songwriter Paul Williams [Just an Old Fashioned Love Song, Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen, We've Only Just Begun]. Interesting
I like this original one, thank you for posting it. Listening to the Doobies version carefully, it really sounds like Dobie Gray. To me at least.
Imho, the Doobie's greatest strength was also it's greatest weakness. Copycats.
It's hard to find a song that hasn't had a predecessor, If it's good it draws talent to itself.... That's probably a good thing! ":O}
Another song, another story...
A song that plays like a novel. Back in 1965 or so this song got a lot of play.
A song long forgotten, now shines in my remembrance.
I made the mistake of buying the eponymous movie. My memory remembered it as far better. Another film purchase error.
The song ain't bad.
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