Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jody Reynolds

Jody Reynolds, who was male, popped into the top 100 twice in 1958, his first record reaching number 5, his second reaching number 66. Then he disappeared forever…

Jody Reynolds

Endless Sleep – Rock and roll tries hard to come to terms with life, and all its suffering and tragedy. That’s a lot to carry. Tremelo guitar introduces this tale of attempted suicide in the aftermath of romantic discord. More than that, an implied pact: “come join me baby,” he hears, “in my endless sleep.” In the end though, the music can’t carry the weight of the message – he dives in and saves her. This scandal sheet was a top 10 hit in the summer of 1958.

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