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RIP "Games People Play" Singer Joe South...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...also wrote Deep Purple's "Hush" and Billy Joe Royal's "Down in the Boondocks."

    http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-joe-south-20120906,0,5448730.story
     
  2. joe

    joe Active Member

    I always thought that was an Alan Parsons Project song.
     
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Different "Games People Play".

    Anyhoo, R.I.P. to one of those Nashville songwriters who assured themselves a decent paycheck for life with a few hits, then largely faded from acclaim outside the songwriting community, like Johnny Cymbal. South also did the Lynn Anderson song Rose Garden. And Hush was done by a pre-metal Deep Purple.
     
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I always liked the Spinners
     
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    That song kicks ass. One of the first songs I remember being on the radio.

    "12:45" [/deepestbassever]
     
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Joe South's "Hush" - RIP. Damn good song.
     
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Unless you are just incredibly driven to achieve fame or a lottery-sized paycheck, I think being a successful songwriter would be very fulfilling. You get to express yourself and spend your time around other creative people. At the same time you don't spend your best years on a tour bus and can buy groceries in peace.
     
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Repped for real talk, dixie
     
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Fucking A.

    That's why I wrote Convoy. Residuals meet wallet.
     
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