Johnny Rivers: Poor Side Of Town | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Poor Side Of Town» von Johnny Rivers.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1966 (Single), 1966 (Album)
Label: Imperial 66205, Imperial LP 12334
Songwriter Lou Adler & Johnny Rivers
Produktion: Lou Adler
Genre: Pop - Vocalpop - Baroquepop

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Hal Blaine von der Wrecking Crew hat für diese Aufnahme eine Technik gefunden, die Hi-Hats zu spielen, die Schule gemacht hat: öffnen, anschlagen und dann schliessen für ein langes «pssssp». Das war «Jazz-Sophistication» in der Rockmusik. Laut Christopher R. Weingarten (NYT) erklärte das «Drum Magazine» diesen Sound als Fundament der Tanzmusik nach Poor Side Of Town.
Johnny Rivers und sein Song sind zwar weitgehend vergessen gegangen, aber als Poor Side Of Town herauskam, war der Song erfolgreicher als Last Train To Clarksville von den Monkees.

Personen und Querverweise


Johnny Rivers
Lou Adler
Johnny Rivers
Lou Adler

Lyrics

Do-doo-doo-wah shoo-be-doo-be Do-doo-doo-wah shoo-be-doo-be How can you tell me How much you miss me When the last time I saw you You wouldn't even kiss me That rich guy you've been seein' Must have put you down So welcome back baby To the poor side of town To him you were nothin' But a little plaything (was a plaything, doo wah) Not much more than An overnight fling (overnight fling, doo wah) To me you were the greatest thing This boy had ever found And girl it's hard to find nice things On the poor side of town I can't blame you for tryin' I'm tryin' to make it too I've got one little hang up, baby I just can't make it without you (without you, without you) So tell me Are you gonna stay now (will you stay now, doo wah) Will you stand by me girl All the way now (all the way now, doo wah) With you by my side They can't keep us down Together we can make it baby From the poor side of town (So tell me how much you love me) (Come be near to me and say you need me now) Oh, with you by my side This world can't keep us down Together we can make it baby From the poor side of town Do-doo-doo-wah shoo-be-doo-be Do-doo-doo-wah shoo-be-doo-be Do-doo-doo-wah shoo-be-doo-be