Monday, November 29, 2010

"China Grove" by the Doobie Brothers.

OK, back to the 70's: This '73 Doobie Brothers classic was a fictional account loosely based upon an actual small Texas town 10-12 mi. south of San Antonio. Written by original lead singer Tom Johnston before being replaced by Michael McDonald due to illness. The original working title was "Parliament" as Johnston used to name his demos after the brand of cigarettes he was smoking at the time. The lyrics came after the melody when Tom heard keyboardist Billy Payne's "oriental-sounding" riff. Part of the "Field Of Dreams" soundtrack.

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