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Down In The Valley

by

Solomon Burke



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Solomon Burke told Mojo magazine August 2008: "I wrote that on the train, 'cos I had no song and I started thinking on old songs that I could do uptempo and I thought, (sings Gospel song pacier, with horn arrangement) so I had to keep that in my head 'til I got to the studio. I said, 'Can I have a tuba like I have in my church?' In my church we got the tuba and the trombones. Got to get that New Orleans sound. They loved it."
This was covered by Otis Redding on his 1965 album Otis Blue.
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Comments (2):

Jerry Garcia sang a great version of "Down in the Valley". Well worth a listen..
- Budoshi, Sandnessj√łen, Norway
This song is actually a popular historical gospel song of the American Old West . Many of the Cowboys when riding on their horses across the prairies , would sing this song to themselves . It's still is a popular song among the cowboys .
- Mike, Franklin County, PA
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