Thursday, 23 February 2017

Hot Shots: #3 - Dobie Gray - Drift Away

My last two selections for this slot featured artists and songs that aren't well known. Whilst Dobie Gray may not be a household name in the UK, 'Drift Away' is one of those songs that's permeated the consciousness through oldies radio, TV soundtracks and a clutch of covers, most lamentably by Uncle Kracker.

This is, for me, the definitive version: Dobie Gray's rich voice was the best fit for this languid slice of downhome rock 'n' soul. This performance on The Midnight Special features a band that's really cooking with gas and an introduction by Wolfman Jack. What's not to love?

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