Welcome to VOC’s second installment — brought to you by SOFA and his No Rehearsal Band! The track SOFA decided to send in is a rendition of “Down In The Boondocks”. This one couldn’t be farther away musically from our first guest appearance — yet the Conceptual Continuity remains obvious – if only for the delightful doo-wop slash barbershop influences. SOFA says:
This song by Joe South has always been a favorite of mine. I remember the version by Billy Joe Royale as a kid. Then Ry Cooder redid it for an album in the early 80’s; my brother and I included it in our duo act at the time. When we whipped it out one night at an early NRB gig [Jan 27, ’07 – ed.], it just fell into place, right down to the acapella ending. It’s still one of our best numbers, and often our opening song for an evening.
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Note: I am aware that this is a copyrighted cover. If any interested parties object, please just drop a note and I’ll remove the download link.
Sidenote: submissions keep coming in — and every single one of them will, in time, be featured here in accordance with The Queue. Want to be part of The Voice Of Cheese? Read The Manual. :)
9 thoughts on “The Voice Of Cheese: SOFA”
A very lovely version, I especially like the acapella work, very tasty indeed.
The Big Note !!!!! this one has me bopping to dowop …lawd have mercy
A note to clarify: this performance was recorded 1/27/07; the band has been doing it for years…
Hey hey heyyyyy, this be one sweet little dashboard-thumper … ‘specially lovin’ that geetar in the middle, myself, even though I’m normally much more partial t’ward the more mega-ugly phonics of gutbox-science.
Woo, a Joe South cover t’boot.
Muchos gracias senors!
wht don’t you like me?
Am i really that bad!
some of it is musical!
Luuuuurveley! I like my doo-wop in the afternoon, with a green olive, shaken, not stirred. I enjoyed it!
Hey, I though Eddie Guerrero was dead!
That’s Scott; he just smells funny.
Great – thanks to all who contribute in all this. One note: After the song ends, the player starts again (at least on my machine). It was mostly stange at the previous song: because of it’s repetitve stile I did not know when it ends for real. (After 6 minutes… I became suspicious. :-) )
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