Monday, August 8, 2011

Lost Gem: "Dark Eyed Cajun Woman" - Doobie Brothers (1973)

"You're like a woman
I've never seen."

--> Doobie Brothers <--

The definitive Doobie Brothers album..."The Captain and Me" (1973) filled with their trademark twin guitar and twin drum assault. (This is pre-Michael McDonald stuff, babies...and that's a good thing!)

While Tom Johnston (vocals and guitar) was fronting the California band...the Doobs sounded like The Eagles on a Red Bull chug-fest.  Plus, they had a touch of Southern spirit in their sound.

With underrated Patrick Simmons adding to the fiery guitar was no wonder the Doobie Brothers were quickly endorsed by the wildest of biker clicks and chicks.

LOST GEM:--> "Dark Eyed Cajun Woman"...creates a mysterious vibe...with vocals and melody perfectly matched for the ride. Timeless and lures me to the car for leaving... Anywhere!  Windows down. Thunderstorms, be damned.

Have you heard this gem?

I think back to the time
When I first saw your face
You were walkin' across the delta
To your cold and lonely place
You know, I took you for a small girl
Really not quite seventeen
Oh, Lord, but I was wrong, oh so wrong
You're like a woman I've never seen.

Dark eyed Cajun woman
Where are you comin' from
Your soul is in the back woods
They say you never had a home
But I'm gonna know you better
If it takes all night and day
Dark eyed Cajun woman
You'll never get away, no, no

Now the evenin' breeze is blowin'
I hear your voice most everywhere
Your cold, black eyes
They are dancin' in the starlight
Warmin' the cold night air
It's so beautiful, you know I have to say
Dark eyed Cajun woman
You'll never get away.

Good stuff!

Casey Chambers


whiteray said...

I'm a week late getting here, but this is indeed a gem! The Texas Gal loves the Doobies, but this is one I knew long before she came to convert me. A classic!

Casey said...

Whiteray... every once in a while a person can stay one step a head of another...temporarily!
Thanks for the drop-in!