Thursday, March 29, 2012

Every Mother's Son: Come On Down To My Boat Baby.

In 1967, the group recorded a self-titled, eleven-song LP containing a selection of Wes Farrell's and Jerry Goldstein's songs, "clean summer rock. The album included "Come On Down To My Boat" (listed on the album as "Come And Take A Ride In My Boat") which shot to #6 on the Billboard charts in July 1967. The song had first been recorded by another group, The Rare Breed, with the same music producer. Although the debut single was a hit, the group could not maintain its initial success. MGM quickly released a second album in the fall of 1967, Every Mothers' Son's Back, with three more singles that managed to make the charts: "Put Your Mind At Ease" (#46), "Pony With The Golden Mane" (#93) and "No One Knows" (#96). Larsen left the band shortly after Every Mothers' Son's Back was completed, replaced by Don Kerr and the group disbanded in 1968; a compilation album on Collectible Records was issued three decades later. Dennis Larden later joined Ricky Nelson's Stone Canyon Band.


Patti said...

My comment doesn't pertain to this post, but I wanted to tell you about "Angie."

Most of the time, I listen to Big Band/Swing on my satellite TV, but when I'm getting dressed in the morning, I listen to the local 70's station on my bedroom radio. Well, this morning, they played "Angie." Now that I know that Angie was a pseudonym for heroin, that song has taken on a whole new meaning.

"Angie, I still love you baby...everywhere I look, I see your eyes."

Interesting tidbit you provided.

Have a great day,

Dawn said...

It is amazing how knowing something about a song.. changes the whole thing for you..

Paul 2 said...

Dawn, this song was used as for (Hold on) A Spick and Span TV spot.

Dawn said...

I did not remember that.. That is funnny.