Its a game I play in my musical DJ mind as songs randomly “play” at any time of the night or day.
So last night as I lay,
In bed trying to fall asleep.
The light was off and the room darkest, when suddenly I heard, “And my feet begin to crumble…” and couldn’t remember most of the rest except, “And that’s the way, that’s the way its meant to be/Our love will never die…” Where’d that come from? I asked myself and then began to play the game, “Who sang that!?”
Trini Lopez came to mind first because I could “hear” the Spanish guitar and rhythms. Often I amaze myself with the accuracy with which I remember blasts-from-the-past! I knew this song was a hit on Top 40 radio back in my teen days. Not wanting to get up and re-fire up the computer, I turned on my night light and scribbled what I remembered onto a sticky note pad.
Today, while researching something else on YouTube, it came back to me and I grabbed that note to see if I’d won my contest; went to Ask.com and just typed into the search field, “my feet begin to crumble” and “viola!”, I see the name Eddie Rambeau. (“Wa,wa waaa”) Hmmm, that doesn’t look or sound familiar, but I played the video and yes, it’s that song! And the title? I could have never guessed in a million tries, “Concrete And Clay”.
I would write more background on Eddie and this record, but this video gives it all to you first-hand. Click on the YouTube logo in the lower right-hand corner for more 411 from the poster of this legendary tune. With that, please Listen, Read and En-joy….
Do you remember it?