EVERYBODY'S TALKIN'

Latest update on 10/11/2016

Artist: Fred Neil
Author: Fred Neil
Label: Capitol
Year: 1966

Singer songwriter from Florida; see also: Blues On The Ceiling and The Dolphins.

Covers:

1967:

Noel Harrison

1968:

Spanky & Our Gang

1968:

Harry Nilsson [first as bubbling under single, later in film Midnight Cowboy, winning a Grammy]

1969:

Bonnie Dobson

1969:

Emmylou Harris [on debut album Gliding Bird]

1969:

Neil Diamond

1969:

Bachelors

1969:

John Rowles

1971:

Bill Withers

1975:

Conny Vandenbos [as Ik Wist Het Toch Al Lang]

1984:

Willie Nelson

1990:

Johan Verminnen [as Iedereen Praat Maar]

1994:

Beautiful South

2000:

The King

2002:

Paul Oakenfold [as Starry Eyed Surprise]

2003:

Billy Bob Thornton

2005:

Bobby Bare

2006:

Randy Crawford

2006:

Madeleine Peyroux

2006:

Resentments [vocal: John Dee]

2008:

Crowded House

2012:

Tedeschi Trucks Band

2016:

Seasick Steve

Harry Nilsson had delivered his own contribution for the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack (I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City), so did Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan (Lay Lady Lay) and Randy Newman (Cowboy). All in vein. For the main theme, director John Schlessinger went for this existing Fred Neil song in the two year old Harry Nilsson version. The Grammy associated the song with Harry in the first place. Lyric line "Going where the climat suits my clothes" was obviously lifted from Bob Dylan's Worried Blues (see: The Bootleg Series 1-3).

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