Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Song of the Day # 948 Skeeter Davis

The time that Carole King spent in the Brill Building churning out song after song in the early sixties was one of the most culturally invaluable periods of nine to five in human history. It's the fact that so many of these tracks sound like pieces straight off the production line that make them fascinating listening. But then there are the melodic twists within the best of them where they force an emotional response from you despite the fact that you might feel at the same time you're being manipulated that transcend them from the ordinary. This happens here during the second melodic shift beginning, 'I got mad at you last night. When you were holding another girl last night' which is so good that it doesn't need to be repeated. The track is two minutes and seven seconds in all. I bet she and Gerry Goffin enjoyed their tea break after that. If only we were all so productive!

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