With Just A Hint Of Mayhem

Music trivia, useless info, extra added random stuff and the odd rant from me

“You say it’s easy just a natural thing, like playing music but you never sing” September 5, 2013

Filed under: Trivia — justwilliam1959 @ 9:40 pm
Tags: , ,

The+Ozark+Mountain+Daredevils+ozark

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils 1975 hit “Jackie Blue” reached number 3 in the US chart but failed to chart in the UK. However I do recall it being played a lot on UK radio; which is how I came to know and love the song. The song was originally written about a friend of the band who used to go clubbing in search of women. He always carried a large wad of cash and a plentiful supply of cocaine. Their label loved the song and said they really did feel that the band had written a big hit. However the suits then said that the lyrics needed changing so that the song was about a Jackie who was female. So the lyrics were rewritten and the rest as they say is history. The song was covered by the Smashing Pumpkins in the early 90s. How many of my UK readers are fans of this classic song from the Ozark Mountain Daredevils?

The+Ozark+Mountain+Daredevils+ozarks

images

 

2 Responses to ““You say it’s easy just a natural thing, like playing music but you never sing””

  1. Never heard the original before – cheers

    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      I loved it when I heard it in the 70s, but it was years before I finally got it on a compilation CD in the late 80s


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s