...I'm wrapping presents for my Mom and spinning Kenny Rogers and the First Edition's Greatest Hits, bought at Value Village for the express purpose of having their version of "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" on vinyl. I mean, why not?
So I'm essentially passing up Abriosis to listen to Kenny Rogers. People who live in the suburbs do things like that; I wonder if Stephen Lyons would have anything to say about it? (My review of his new CD, with Limbs of the Stars, here).
PS. - Someone has finally posted the studio track for Mickey Newbury's recording of "Just Dropped In" on Youtube - he's the guy who wrote it for Jerry Lee Lewis, years ago. I kind of like his acoustic rendition better, it's more soul-scorched. Mind you, Kenny Rogers seems to take his cue from the Bettye Lavette version, which seems also to have inspired the Sharon Jones version... any other recordings of this out there?