Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Song Of The Day: Different Kind Of Flower

Hello Rounders! I'm doing a very brief little post today just to keep the train running on the tracks. I apologize for the lack of posts of late, but sometimes life takes over, and it's been a busy summer around these parts. But I didn't want anyone to think I'd gone away for good, so here's a song for your enjoyment.

To give you a little background on today's choice, this is a wonderful track recorded in 1977 by a reunited Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys. Price had spent several years by this point in his crooner phase and pretty far removed from the classic honky tonk sound he forged with the Cherokee Cowboys in the '50s and early '60s.

This is the leadoff track from their Reunited album recorded for ABC Records. The song was released as a single but only made a very modest showing on the Billboard Country charts. I really love this song. It has the familiar Ray Price honky tonk shuffle, but the song, written by Gary Sefton, is more modern and keeps it from being a self-concious nod back to the old days. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do...

5 comments:

BarrieB said...

That truely was a beautiful listen.
Obviously too country for the charts even back then, it would probably be totally ignored by radio these days.

MM said...

A beautiful song with a nice, easy swing to it - great lyrics.

Don said...

I'll be the third to use the word "beautiful" to describe this song. It really is. I love the hook line of the song, but I won't spoil it by saying what it is.

Beautiful post, Joaquin!

mrb394ever said...

Thanks! Nice write-up, great tune, great lyrics, Ray in great voice, band in great form. Did I mention I liked it?

If the rest of the album is like this, bring it on!

Tim said...

What a great song! Thank you. I had to listen to it twice.