Just Dropped In (BBC)



A great psychedelic track, which caused the First Edition to be compared to Pink Floyd in 1968 !

Watch their Video Clip on Youtube.

It was written by Country & Western singer/songwriter Mickey Newbury, who had found fame in 1966 with “Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings”.
He included the song, complete with sound effects and sitar playing, on his first LP, “Harlequin Melodies”, released later in 1968.

But the original release was by Jerry Lee Lewis, who recorded the track on 7 August 1967. It was featured on his album “Soul My Way” in November. It appeared as a straight Soul mid-tempo tune, with a brass arrangement, quite different from the hit version.

The First Edition came together the same year. They were all former New Christy Minstrels, and their first single was “I Found A Reason”, followed by their debut album in December. Kenny Rogers was not yet the lead singer, handling vocals only on the hit single, “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)”, a Top Five on Billboard in February 1968.

Trevor “Dozy” Davies handles the vocals on this BBC Session.





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