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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
TIMMY SHAW - GONNA SEND YOU BACK TO GEORGIA
In dedication to John Lennon; thirty years gone today, here is one of the selections that was inside John's personal jukebox that featured his favorite singles. I have mentioned this many times, but it needs to be mentioned again- I am eternally grateful to the Beatles not only for their own music, but the fact that they introduced me (and so many others) to deep rhythm and blues.
I can certainly see why John liked this one, as he especially appreciated the funky, gritty soul sounds and incorporated plenty of that influence into his personal vocal stylings.
From the deep south but transplanted to Detroit, Timmy Shaw had a minor hit with this one. Sadly, he died just a few years later in 1968.
Thanks to all of the great artists who have passed on; thankfully, the music lives forever whether it's on wax or a digital file, the soul is forever.