Sunday, August 11, 2013

95 More Songs of Summer - "Stand By Me"

It's not the original, and it's not even the John Lennon cover.  It's Mickey Gilley's version, which hit the airwaves in conjunction with the hit movie "Urban Cowboy" - which to this day, I've never seen.  Gilley turns the tempo down a notch, and even though the production is a little slick for my tastes, his voice carries the tune with a power that puts it in the same ballpark as the previous versions of this great, great song.

"Stand By Me," Mickey Gilley, from the summer of 1980.

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