Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"Lovin' the Night Away" by The Dillman Band

Song#:  0590
Date:  05/09/1981
Debut:  88
Peak:  45
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Country Rock, Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  This Minnesota band almost made the Top 40 with this title track from their second album. Originally signed to United Artists Records, the group issued a self-titled debut in 1978 that didn't go anywhere. Dropped from UA, the group moved over to RCA and recorded a follow-up. Having this single hit the chart prompted RCA to ask for another album, which the group did record. Unfortunately, shake-ups at the label brought changes and the album was shelved and it left the group without a contract. The group disbanded but did reunite in 2003 and they continue to do shows around Minnesota.

ReduxReview:  There were songs similar to this hitting the chart around this time and most, like this, were pretty good. It has a slightly old-fashioned rock sound and it is certainly an easy listen. There is nothing really outstanding here, but it is well-done and likable.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The group's name was originally The Daisy Dillman Band and that was the title of their debut album. They got the name from a popular local author, Daisy Dillman, who wrote a historical book called "100 Year in Excelsior." The 1953 book was about the first church organized on Lake Minnetonka. For the group's second album, "Daisy" was taken out of the name (which I'm guessing was at the urging of their new label). Their reunion brought back the full group name once again.


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