Friday, August 7, 2015

Musical Interlude: Cinnamon Girl (1970)

The Gentrys are best remembered for their 1965 hit, "Keep On Dancing". The band split 2 years later, but vocalist and future WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart reformed the group in 1969 before he turned to wrestling.

"Cinnamon Girl" didn't quite crack the top 40, peaking at #52 before Neil Young's version hit the charts in 1970. Unfortunately, there isn't a video of any kind of the Gentrys, version 2.0 with Hart up front, performing the song. For what it's worth, Larry Raspberry was the band's original lead vocalist, and had gone on his own after the band initially broke up in 1967.

Anyway, we have this audio-only clip. Why? Hart will be coming to town not to sing, but as a guest of Dynasty Pro Wrestling on August 29.

Now, you tell me if you think this is on a par with Young's better known version.

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