Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Song of the Day: 'Never Be You' by Rosanne Cash

Wonderful song written by Tom Petty and Benmont Tench. Maria McKee performed it on the "Streets of Fire" soundtrack. I asked Rosanne about her memories of singing it and here's what she had to say:
I recorded "Never Be You" first WITH Tom and Benmont, with Jimmy Iovine producing and the great Hal Blaine on drums. This was in the early 80’s. It didn’t really work, but Tom was a gentleman and and kind to me. I loved the song, so I just re-recorded it with Rodney [Crowell, her producer and then-husband] for "Rhythm and Romance." It was a number one record. I just thought it was a brilliant ‘country’ song. Not sure if Tom thought of it that way.

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