and now the songs . . . July 29, 2021

7) Richard Barnes, “Take to the Mountains”

It did hit #35 in the UK in May ’70. “Wouldn’t you like to know I love you, jump on a plane and take a ride, come on before I forget you.” 

8) Jackson Frank, “Blues Run the Game”

Bruce Eder in All Music Guide calls Frank’s 1965 folk-rock album, from which I picked this song, “a lost classic, daringly complex and honest”. Yup.  “Catch a boat to England baby, maybe to Spain, wherever I have gone, wherever I’ve been and gone, wherever I have gone, the blues are all the same.” OK, a bit nicer sentiment than Barnes’s.

9) Davy Jones, “You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving”

No introduction necessary. Davy Jones, not Davy Jones the Monkee, but Davey Jones the David Bowie. His third single, from August ’65, yes 1965, with the Lower Third.

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