Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Goin' Down" by Greg Guidry

Song#:  0912
Date:  02/13/1982
Debut:  90
Peak:  17
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  This St. Louis singer/songwriter broke into the business with a publishing contract for CBS Records where several of his songs got recorded. He also did vocal work for artists like The Allman Brothers before inking his own solo deal with CBS. This first single from his debut album "Over the Line" did well getting into the Top 20. It also reached #10 on the AC chart.

ReduxReview:  This is kind of a "lost" song of the 80s. It was popular back then but it seems to have been forgotten. It has a nice, mysterious feel to it and fits right into that West Coast soft rock sound done by Christopher Cross and Michael McDonald (who may have been an influence - see below). Nicely done and deserves a revival.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  In his high school days, Guidry was a member of several bands. In at least one of those bands he worked with future Doobie Brother, Michael McDonald.


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