Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"Who Were You Thinkin' Of" by The Doolittle Band

Song#:  0362
Date:  10/11/1980
Debut:  83
Peak:  49
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  There was not much information to be had on this group. The only real information I found was the stuff included on the video above and that they were originally called Dandy & the Doolittle Band. It seems this was a studio group that issued this one lone single. I can't find anything that shows they had a follow-up single or even an album. So it seems like this was it for the group. (In the video above, the snippet of the song plays around the 4:30 mark.)

ReduxReview:  From this snippet and from the version done by the Texas Tornadoes (see below), I can pretty much tell this is not up my alley. It's kind of a sluggish tune that seems to fall into that "Urban Cowboy" movement. It's like chili with no spice - bland.

ReduxRating:  3/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) Group member Jeff Tweel went on to be a successful songwriter/producer in Nashville. Among his credits is co-writing the big country hit "Every Time Two Fools Collide" by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West. Member Jack Grochmal went on to engineer recordings by artist like Johnny Cash and John Prine.  2) The song was co-written by Jim Glaser of Tompall & the Glaser Brothers, who had several country hits in the late-60s through to the early 80s. The song was remade in 1990 by the Tejano supergroup the Texas Tornadoes for their debut LP.


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