Monday, July 22, 2013
Some Of The Dion's Finest
From his 1968 single "Abraham, Martin & John," check out the b-side only "Daddy Rollin'," Dion's paean to heroin, recorded, as Dion explains, "in the back of a bowling alley with a bunch of Jamaicans." What a groove!
If you're only familiar with Dion as a teen idol fronting The Belmonts, or maybe just recently stumbled across his current catalogue of blues releases, I strongly suggest giving his last two records of the 60's a spin.
1968's "Dion" and 1969's "Wonder Where I'm Bound" are both solid and underappreciated, especially the latter, which covers it all from doo-wop to folk to psych and blues, all featuring one of the greatest voices in music.