Friday, January 28, 2011

JDIZZY's 365 # 262: Never Been To Spain

Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night (1971)

Three Dog Night recorded a few of their own songs, but they were mainly a covers band. A covers band that sold ridiculous amounts of vinyl!!. They also helped jump start the careers of Laura Nyro, Elton John, Harry Nilsson, Leo Sayer, Randy Newman, Paul Williams and many more. To have your song covered by the band was an honor many a struggling songwriter begged for in the early 70's. Hoyt Axton was given hits not once but twice by the group: : "Joy To the World" and today's selection. Whenever someone makes fun of the first, play them the latter. They will be trying to purchase Hoyt Axton records before the week is out, I assure you.

...And TDN used cds on Amazon ain't a bad purchase either!

The King kinda nails it too.

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