Saturday, July 9, 2011

"Along Comes Mary" by The Association.

OK, back to the 60's: Described as "a paean to marijuana", this 1966 Tandyn Almer composition was L.A.-based The Association's first hit, peaking at #7. The great Leonard Bernstein used it as an example of the Dorian Mode in his "Young People's Concert - What Is A Mode?" - "...and that is why (song title) sounds so primitive and earthy". Covered by The Manhattan Transfer and was a minor hit for The Baja Marimba Band.

Yesterday's answer: "Hit The Road, Jack" by Ray Charles. His other two POP #1's were "Georgia On My Mind" and "I Can't Stop Loving You". He had others on the R&B charts.​ch?v=Q8Tiz6INF7I

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