Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Long Time Lovin' You" by McGuffey Lane

Song#:  0455
Date:  01/10/1981
Debut:  97
Peak:  85
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Country, Country Crossover

Long Time Lovin' You by McGuffey Lane on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  This country band from Columbus, Ohio, developed a solid following and their self-released first album sold enough to get the attention of Atco Records. Once signed, the album was reissued and this first single got a small taste of chart action in 1980. They posted a few minor country chart songs throughout the early 80s, but with personnel changes and the loss of their record deal, the group slowly disbanded as the decade wore on. Some members ended up getting together again and they have recorded a couple of reunion albums. The group still performs around the Ohio area.

ReduxReview:  I find this song slightly frustrating. For the most part, I don't care much for it. It starts off like a little country-ish shuffle and there is nothing about it that sparks my interest, including the pedal steel guitar/harmonica solo. And then after the last reading of the chorus comes this really nice little outro section that kicks up the song. But it is not enough to fully save it for me and it just remains in the bland country category.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  The band is named after the street where the house of group member Steve Reis is located.


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