Sonny and Cher – I Got You Babe

by | Apr 10, 2018 | Song of the Day

Today’s song is dedicated to my AWESOME wife, Diann, who just finished re-creating Monet’s Poppy Fields Near Argenteuil on a 115-foot fence in our back yard. We’ve been married less than two months and it’s been amazing. I am so lucky that we have each other. Thank you for being supportive of Reverb Raccoon, reading my posts, liking each one on Facebook and Instagram, and re-tweeting them to all nineteen of your Twitter followers. Here’s Sonny and Cher with “I Got You Babe.”

Sonny went on to become – improbably – a US Congressman before skiing into a tree. Cher went on to become – improbably – exactly the same today as she was in 1965.

And speaking of improbable, here are the Rolling Stones, along with presenter Cathy McGowan and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, lip-syncing to “I Got You Babe” on Ready Steady Go. Brian Jones as Sonny Bono is rather charming. And somebody tell Keith Richards that the Sousaphone needs a mouthpiece.

And finally, an alternate version by Joey Ramone and Holly Beth Vincent. Pretty cool.

Holly Beth Vincent, by the way, has just released thirty-eight songs on Bandcamp. Be sure to check them out.

So that’s our song for today. Just wanted to tell the awesome Diann how lucky I am. And I’m not saying that because I ran into the tree this evening and may have a slight concussion. I was planning to say it before I ran into the tree.

Since 2013, Reverb Raccoon has featured the best music from unknown and independent musicians. His interests include eating leftovers from the neighbor’s garbage can and watching The Royal Tenenbaums.  Email: reverb.raccoon@gmail.com

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