Saturday, February 26, 2011

"Islands In The Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

OK, back to the 80's: Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb penned this '83 classic as an R&B tune for Marvin Gaye, who never recorded it. Inspired by a '50 Hemingway "sea chase" story published posthumously in '70. An '83 duet became the Song Of The Year, went Platinum, won the '85 AMA for Favorite Country Single and in '05 was named by CMT "The Best Country Duet Of All Time". Included in The Bee Gees' '98 "One Night Only" live video and album. The brothers Gibb have had at least one #1 hit in EVERY decade from the 60's to the 00's (!). Duo? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "The Last Time I Felt Like This". Beautiful tune!
Double-knit polyester lives on!!!

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