April 5, 2008

Another Feel Good Sunday Reggae Night at C&L! And tonight's song, "Take Me Home, Country Road," is dedicated to Jay Rockefeller. Written by John Denver, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, Denver had a smash hit with it in 1971 (#2 on the Billboard chart). Toots & the Maytals recorded their own version of it in 1974 for In The Dark. It was later released on a U.S.-only compilaton called Funky Kingston (1976) and took off big time. Toots & The Maytals actually have had more #1 smashes in Jamaica than even Bob Marley. (This song was a mega-hit in Asia and Japan, where it is popularly known as Country Load.)

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