Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Go Now by Bessie Banks

 We've already said 'Goodbye'

The name Bessie Banks may not ring a bell with many fans of rock and roll, but she recorded a song in 1964 titled 'Go Now', which was covered that same year by The Moody Blues. 'Go Now' was written by her ex-husband with the hopes that it would propel Bessie into the spotlight. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the talented song-writing duo, even produced the track for Bessie. However, there was a wave coming across the Atlantic in 1964 and it was called The British Invasion. Acts from Britain dominated the airwaves and the version by The Moody Blues went to #10 on the US charts while Bessie's original faded into obscurity. It is featured today at The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll so please enjoy.

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