Bobby Sherman – “Easy Come, Easy Go” (1970)
I don’t remember hearing this before. I don’t think Bobby Sherman was big here when I was growing up (I think the girls in Australia went more for David Cassidy in the early 70’s). The only song of Bobby Sherman’s that I was familiar with is “Julie (Do Ya Love Me)” which I really like. But now I’ve heard “Easy Come, Easy Go” and like it a lot, too. (It’s good bubblegum – what’s not to like?) I also like the wrong note the bass player plays at 1:06. I love little things like that. They’re the kinds of things that add personality to some songs. Mistakes are taken out of most songs nowadays, and I miss them.
I’ve always adored this song. It’s quite possibly my all-time favourite bubblegum song. It’s definitely one of my favourite songs ever. Love, love, love this song. And I won’t hear anyone say a bad word about it. I’ve put two videos of it here because as far as I’m concerned there’s no such thing as too much of this song.
Liked it. It sounded similar to what Kelly Jones was probably aiming for with her album SheBANG! (“Maybe He’ll Know” reminds me a lot of Kelly’s “There Goes My Baby” which has been mentioned elsewhere on this blog.) I’d never heard this song before, and I thought I’d never heard of Blue Angel before until the song had been going a minute-and-a-half and I realised who was singing – and then I remembered that she was in a band called Blue Angel. Ain’t trivia grand?
And the artiste in question re-recorded the song for her debut album:
Boz Scaggs – “A Clue” (1977)
Smoooooth. I don’t remember any of the tunes, I just remember it was smoooooth. (I’ve heard it about five times now, and I still can’t remember any of the tunes.)
This is the original version of the song, and I’d never heard it before. I much prefer it to The Rolling Stones remake because it has more of a New Orleans, gumbo ya-ya flavour to it. It’s more Professor Longhair than Muddy Waters, and I like that.