Paul Davis - "Cool Night"

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idk anything else by this dude, but this song has been in my head since around the time it came out. as a kid, I heard it all the time on the adult contemp stations my parents had on in the station wagon, but then it kind of disappeared from my purview by the 90s.

a few years ago (2016, post-Pulse ugliness, pre-election shocker ugliness) I took this road trip to see Eyehategod and Decapitated on separate nights in ATL, and I guess I heard the song when I went to Long JOhn Silver's for lunch, and it kinda just hit the sweet spot for me.

it's been in my head again randomly all month - i keep singing it in the shower. I find it ear-wormy af. I'm sure a lot of posters here think it's cheezmo goo and fair enough if so.

anybody else into this song?

I only just found out Joseph Williams of Toto did his own version, and now I am going to play it to see if I remember that version too.

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Sunday, 16 August 2020 06:12 (two months ago) link

wow, Joseph Williams's version is dogshit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sCKSqlDaQI

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Sunday, 16 August 2020 06:14 (two months ago) link

I always had a hard time squaring his smooth-as-silk MOR yacht-rock sound with the fact that he looked like he belonged in Molly Hatchet.

henry s, Sunday, 16 August 2020 13:11 (two months ago) link

haha, yeah, when I saw what he actually looked like, I was surprised

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Sunday, 16 August 2020 15:31 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

this is a jam!!

brimstead, Thursday, 15 October 2020 00:29 (two weeks ago) link

this has been stuck in my head for the 40-odd years since it was new as well. i think i had it on a K-tel LP?

if it don't feel right
u can go

covidsbundlertanze op. 6 (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 15 October 2020 05:07 (two weeks ago) link


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