Another RIP....

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  1. Greggorios

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    Great version @Stringbanger I'd forgotten that Southside did it too. His voice always seems so "period correct" for the song.
     
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    Here's another nice version featuring Cyndi Lauper on dulcimer! She's amazing.

     
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    @Greggorios Thanks for that! I play mountain dulcimer, but not as good as CL.
     
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    RIP.
    In 1966, and for years after that, Walk Away Renée was on the juke box at the local pool hall. It was an oft-played tune (10 cents for a single play and 3 for a quarter).
    Definitely one of my all-time favorite tunes. Timeless.
     
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    Yep! This song brings back memories. I remember listening to it while going through Navy bootcamp in San Dieago, California from late June to late September 1966. RIP Steve.
     
  6. Tele-beeb

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    Childhood memories.
    Then this...


    good song
     
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    RIP - Thanks for posting. As Tenderfoot mentioned it brings back memories. We would pick up Radio Carolina the pirate station while flying in Europe in 1966. There are a number of songs from that time frame that bring back memories of the offshore stations.
     
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    They did a great version of it when I saw them last year too.
     
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    Surprised no one mentioned The Tops version yet:




    Love both versions equally (Tops & Left Banke)
     
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    Just seeing this news now; a shame. RIP.

    This may be my favorite song from them... cannot imagine why this was not released as a single;


    Here's a cover from Jason Faulkner of Jellyfish and The Grays...
     
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    Genuine, heartfelt music of a bygone era. Being a huge music fan, I was very lucky to grow at up at such a time. The Left Banke made their contribution in this wonderful time. RIP, Steve. Thanks for the memories.
     
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    I understand both Walk Away Renee and Pretty Ballerina were written by keyboardist Mike Brown about the same girl. And he was 16 years old!

    What key do you do it in? I'd be interested.
     
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    Wow, these covers are all so good. Hard to mess up that melody, it is so pure tt goes right through you and stays in your bones forever. I love the Jimmy LaFave version because it's like the singer is now 50ish and is STILL thinking of her as the love of his life, the one that got away. Just so slow and resigned to the direction his life took.
     
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    G......the original recording is in A, so G makes it a LITTLE easier to sing, although still pretty "high". Some days I can do it OK, others it's just out of my range.
     
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    Oh yeah!.....heart-breaking poignancy and "middle-aged" longing. :( :)
     
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    Such a wonderful memory, and it still sounds good today.

    RIP Steve.
     
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    A very well done cover. Jimmy LaFave did one of my favorite version
     
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    Oh damn I had to put the radio on which I never do at home just to get that beautifully sad song out of my head.

    Back then I was among adults more than kids.
    Everyone from then is slowly walking away or already gone.
     
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    Steve Martin Caro ..class singer ..did an excellent job of conveying the sadness in "Walk Away Renee".
     
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