One of the cool things for me doing The Don Rocks is learning new stuff. And so it was when Captain Video reminded me of this great song: CHUCK JACKSON doing ANY DAY NOW.
I'm pretty familiar with Chuck and "Any Day Now" because I had the privilege of emceeing one of his shows at the legendary FORTY THIEVES CLUB in Bermuda in the early 60's. The main thing I remember is we had a special Light Cue when Chuck sang the line: ("Then the blue shadows will fall all over town, oh Any day now love will let me down,") and a guy backstage would patiently wait until that line to flood the stage in Blue Light.
Of course I also remember Chuck's dynamic presentation, and that he was a great guy. What I didn't know until today is that the the song was written by the team of Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard; I had assumed that Chuck had written it or one of the teams at the Brill Building knocked it out.
The song was also covered by ELVIS, and in a lovely Country Version by the great RONNIE MILSAP, that I was involved with later in the Record Business. This is another great clip from way back in 1965 with good sound and video although it's kind of dark. Fun Fact: That is Mr. Bacharach himself playing the organ in the opening sequence. @therealdonrocks
I Don't Want to Cry
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