Nostalgia

This song was on every jukebox in every dive south of the Mason-Dixon line and east of El Paso for a long time. It lasted into the late 90s.

I suggest listening while you read what I have to say about it.

  • The woman in this story is one of my favorite characters in all of creative literature.
  • This is a very Catholic song. I am not up enough on Ray Charles to know what his beliefs are, but we can talk about Catholic undertones, and overtones, and subtext all day long with it.
  • Ray really outdoes himself in the last minute,and I wish I’d seen him live just once.
  • It is not a real tragedy, because everyone involved knows exactly what they are doing.
  • “If they take me back to Texas, they won’t take me back alive” is just awesome.
  • This is so old, Willie said “phonograph record.” How cool is that?

Posted for my friends My Wild Surmise, Peace, Love, & Great Country Music, and Alva.

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5 thoughts on “Nostalgia

  1. One of my favorite songs. Co-written by genius writer, Troy Seals. I remember it was released during my freshman year in high school, 1984. I was shocked that a non country artist would pair up with a country artist. Look at country music now. Great post!

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