Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lost Gem: "Keep On Tryin'" - Poco (1975)

"I never heard you shout.
The flow of energy
was so fine."

--> Poco <--

For over 40 years, Poco has been kool-harbingers of the laid-back LA country rock sound.

Founded in 1970, this band has seen a who's-who of talented musicians pass through the door. Country rock icons like Jim Messina.....Randy Meisner.....Richie Furay and Timothy B. Schmit have all at one time or another been members of Poco.

In 1978, Poco's commercial success peaked with..."Legend"...which went sailing into the Billboard charts on the strength of the Rusty Young penned single..."Crazy Love".

But it is Poco's lesser-known offering... "Head Over Heels" (1975) ...that has aged the most gracefully. And it has recently been welcomed into my "must-own" stash.

Lost Gem:--> "Keep On Tryin'"...is a gorgeous acoustic gem written by pre-Eagle member Timothy B. Schmit...surrounded by "nail it-to-the-wall" harmony from Rusty Young, Paul Cotton and George Grantham. Very good stuff, indeed!

Have you heard this gem?

I've been thinkin' 'bout
All the times you told me
You're so full of doubt
You just can't let it be
But I know
If you keep on comin' back for more
Then I'll keep on tryin'
I'll keep on tryin'

And I've been drinkin' now
Just a little too much
And I don't know how
I can get in touch with you
Now there's only one thing for me to do
That's to keep on tryin' to get home to you

And I feel so satisfied when
I can see you smile I
I want to confide in
All that is true
So I'll keep on tryin'
I'm through with lyin'
Just like the sun above
I'll come shinin' through
Oh, yes I'll keep on tryin'
I'm tired of cryin'
I got to find a way
To get on home to you

I've been thinkin' 'bout
All the times you held me
I never heard you shout
The flow of energy was so fine
Now I think I'll lay it on the line
And keep on tryin'
To get home to you

Good stuff!

Casey Chambers

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