I just dropped in and it is so embarrassing

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  1. Obsessed

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    I was reading something that reminded me of a song that I have not heard in decades, "I just dropped in". So, I quickly went to YT and ... and ... and ... what?! Did I really like a song with Kenny Rogers and Glen Campbell or was there an earlier version in the 60s? And no it was not the Jerry Lewis' version. Okay, I was in high school and you know ... experimenting, so these years are a bit messed up in my head, but the Kenny Rodgers' sounds like the version, but that would be sooo embarrassing. Save me from this thought.

    Okay, I guess I'll post this memory jarring song in my life:
     
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    I almost put this in the 60's thread along with let it all hang out an other song from the same era , but I put about 10 songs already and wanted to leave room for some one else to post .....good choice
     
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    A lot of people were introduced to this song for the first time via the soundtrack from The Big Lebowski.
     
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    See, I'm thinking 1960s too, but this was 1972, and I could have sworn this song was in the 60s.
     
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    It was in, "The Big Lebowski"? I love that movie, but can't place it. Interesting.
     
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    It was all a blended, altered state, so you're forgiven.
     
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    It is kinda true. 1968 to 1972 was quite a blur to me and high school in the S.F. Bay Area at the time was an overload of ... music too - live and recorded. But a Jimi and Stones kinda guy listening to Kenny Rodgers? Say it ain't so.
     
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    Sorry dude, you're just reliving a bad trip--ride it out...

     
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    Kenny Rogers and the First Edition released this in 1967.
    Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town, by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, was one of my favorites from that era. I listened to it a few years ago and was shocked by how they made that song with such a dark topic sound like a hoe-down - someone's gotta do it right after all these years...
     
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    Maybe this will help ease the pain...

     
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    Useless trivia...
    The First Addition drummer Mickey Jones was Johnny Rivers drummer....and Dylan's.
    When Levon didn't go on Dylan's UK tour....where they were booed everywhere for "going electric", Mickey Jones was his replacement.
    So the embarrassment should be lightened a little.
     
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    Sharon Jones makes any song cool.
     
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    But seriously though, this is Songwriter Mickey Newbury's original version of the Kenny Rogers & the First Edition hit, "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)", as recorded for his 1968 album, Harlequin Melodies.

     
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    Wow. Yeah, I could have seen that too.:eek:
     
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    Hey, that could save my pride. Could it be that I heard that and then mistaken the KR version a couple years later? FM radio and cheap speakers in my VW bus on the way to my favorite surfing spot? Ooooo, thank you so much. I think this my might relieve the pressure in my skull.:)
     
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    Some of the things I learn here on TDPRI blow my brain. I call it amazing useless trivia.
     
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    Kenny Rodgers knows how to use a wah?
     
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    No, he was the bass player.
     
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    It really ties the film together

     
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    I probably wouldn’t care for this song, except that it works so well in the epic dream sequence posted above. The song and the scene are inseparable to me.
     
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