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.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bank on It

Laid back on the cruise ship of life, I did manage to find some time to catch up on some reading.  Thanks to my wife Pam several books were Kindle-ready for me.  

I won't bore you with book reports a la how I spent my vacation, but a few stories caught my eye and I want to pass them along.

First up, I enjoyed Marc Myer's Anatomy of 45 Iconic Songs.  He covers 45 of what he considered to be significant recordings and has a number of surprising entries such as Don't Rock the Boat and Different Drum.

In discussing the Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Loving Feeling, Marc interviewed the songs' writers Cynthia Mann and Bob Weil.  They told how the song came to be recorded:


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