RAINBOW ROAD

Latest update on 02/03/2018

Artist: Bill Brandon
Author: Dan Penn/Donnie Fritts
Label: Tower
Year: 1968

Reissued on Quinvy comp Rainbow Road. Dan Penn's '64 demo featuring a chain gang arrangement was released on his Fame Recordings cd (ACE - '12).

Covers:

1969:

Joe Simon

1971:

Percy Sledge

1972:

Arthur Alexander [version on Peter Guralnick's cd with his book Sweet Soul Music]

1972:

Joan Baez

1972:

Steve Goodman

1972:

Kris Kristofferson [Live at the Philharmonic, NY]

1974:

Donnie Fritts

1996:

P.J. Proby

1999:

Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham [coauthor version; only live]

2016:

Jimmy Barnes

Written for Arthur Alexander but inspired by Willie John's whereabouts in jail. Cut at Quin Ivy's place, where Percy Sledge nailed When A Man Loves A Woman. That became a world hit while this one slipped into semi obscurity. Motivates a project as The Originals.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

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