This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Twofer Tuesday - Moonlight Lady and Southern California

I am not a big Julio Iglesias fan but did find myself sort of bopping and humming along to this little ditty of his below.  (I even daydreamed a tad about such a lady and a night and a time in a previous life.  It even led me to Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart's I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight but that's not the twofer that I have cued up for you today.  So read on.) 

Amidst my pleasant reveries of a moonlight lady on a beach however, it did occur to me "Man, this Julio song sure sounds like some other song I know.  What is it?"  Almost on cue (at the 2:58 mark) Julio sang the line "Seems it never rains in Southern California...." and presto, he answered my question.

So naturally I had to check out that reference and lo and behold, I learned that the same dude, Albert Hammond, who wrote Moonlight Lady also wrote and had a hit record with It Never Rains in Southern California.  How's that for a cool pairing?  Made me wonder if Albert ever considered suing himself for plagiarism?

First up then check out Julio's Moonlight Lady:

And now Albert's Southern California:

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