Sunday, July 07, 2013
95 More Songs of Summer - "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
In the 70s, I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with John Denver. Every now and then, he would pull a classic, classic song out of his hat - this one, "Rocky Mountain High," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" - but then he'd come up with some ridiculous dreck like "Annie's Song" or "I'm Sorry," and I couldn't turn the dial fast enough. But he was always a likable guy, seemed like a kind soul, and if for nothing else he'll always be remembered for the Christmas album he recorded with the Muppets.
This is one of the great ones, and to my knowledge the only John Denver song covered by Toots & the Maytals.
"Take Me Home, Country Roads," John Denver, from the summer of 1971.