Thursday, June 13, 2019

Song of the Day: 'Never My Love' by the Association


I'm told I must see "Echo in the Canyon," and this is one of the reasons why. In 1999, the song was recognized as the second most-played song in history, with performances of more than seven million, according to BMI.

Rotten Tomatoes describes the film like this:
"Echo in the Canyon" celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today.  
The documentary contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.



The first version to make it big ...



And two other great versions, by Vikki Carr and the 5th Dimension ...

1 comment:

DennisH said...

Great song, but I have to admit I'm partial to the Fifth Dimension version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyfWLgEW4h4

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