The Lozarithm Lens

By lozarithm

Town Gardens, Calne (Tuesday 6th October 2015)

Autumn arrives in the Town Gardens.

L.
15.10.2015 (1255 hr)

Blip #1678 (#1928 including archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #022
Day #2023
LOTD #912 (#1033 including archived blips)

Taken with Panasonic Lumix LX-100

Leaves series
Flora series

Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Billy Joe Royal - Down In The Boondocks (1965)
Billy Joe Royal (vcl), Reggie Young (el gtr), Bill Hullett (ac gtr), Sam Levine (horns), Clayton Ivey (piano), Bob Wray (6-string bass), Greg Morrow (dr)
R.I.P. Billy Joe Royal (3 April 1942, Valdosta GA – 6 October 2015, Morehead City NC)
Billy Joe is best remembered for this song, written and produced by Joe South. "I guess people related to poor people," he said in 1990. "Plus the sound of it was different. We cut it on a three-track machine — the most primitive thing in the world." 'Boondocks' was a disparaging local word for a rural area. American servicemen stationed in the Philippines had borrowed a Tagalog word meaning "mountain, that had come to mean an uncultured or illiterate person from the sticks.
In the UK, sales of the record were lost to a British cover version recorded for the Immediate label by Gregory Phillips, an actor who was in a children's TV drama series. The cover was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham with an arrangement by future Led Zepper Jimmy Page. Phillips was the first artist to cover a George Harrison composition, having put Don't Bother Me on his third single, and formed part of the so-called British invasion of the US in the wake of the Beatles, but his singing career quickly petered out.

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