KARAOKE SCENE MAGAZINE ONLINE! - Keepinitcntry performs Hurdy Gurdy Man on Karaoke Showcase - "Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a song by the Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. It was recorded in April 1968 and released the following month as a single. The song gave its name to the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man, which was released in October of that year in the United States. The single reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. Donovan wrote "Hurdy Gurdy Man" while in Rishikesh in India, where he was studying Transcendental Meditation with the Beatles. The recording features a harder rock sound than Donovan's usual material, supplying a range of distorted guitars and aggressive drums. It also features an Indian influence with the use of a tambura, a gift to Donovan from George Harrison, who also helped write the lyrics. The song may have been influenced by "Green Circles", a psychedelic 1967 UK single by Small Faces.
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Date Submitted:  2019-04-06 [Archive Date: 2019-07-05]
Genre:  ROCK
Original Artist:  Donovan
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Description:  "Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a song by the Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. It was recorded in April 1968 and released the following month as a single. The song gave its name to the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man, which was released in October of that year in the United States. The single reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. Donovan wrote "Hurdy Gurdy Man" while in Rishikesh in India, where he was studying Transcendental Meditation with the Beatles. The recording features a harder rock sound than Donovan's usual material, supplying a range of distorted guitars and aggressive drums. It also features an Indian influence with the use of a tambura, a gift to Donovan from George Harrison, who also helped write the lyrics. The song may have been influenced by "Green Circles", a psychedelic 1967 UK single by Small Faces.
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Comment by: BevB (Total comments: 455  Submissions: 53) Mon, Apr 15th, 2019 
BevB Hi Mark, you did an awesome job here my friend. Enjoyed this very much. :)
Comment by: Don DelRay (Total comments: 85  Submissions: 20) Tue, Apr 9th, 2019 
Don DelRay Hi Mark, I always liked this song and your version is super buddy!Don
Reply: Hey Don, From those days of yesteryear. Tickled you enjoyed it. Thanks buddy. ~Mark~
Comment by: Gofer (Total comments: 132  Submissions: 22) Mon, Apr 8th, 2019 
Gofer Wow... besides loving your rendition of this, I love the description you wrote! I'd known, forever, that the Beatles had spent time in India, doing the meditation thing, but never knew Donovan was there also. Thanks for all the rest of the info, also. ~Dale~
Reply: Dale, I too enjoy what we learn from selecting these classics. My appreciation for your support. Thank you so much. ~Mark~
Comment by: Suzanne Lanoue (Total comments: 4421  Submissions: 391) Mon, Apr 8th, 2019 
Suzanne Lanoue Wow, this is so great! Sounds very professional. Love it!
Reply: Hi Suzanne, Your so kind leaving your feedback. Its always nice to hear from all the talented folks we sing with . Thanks so much. ~Mark~
Comment by: covertunes (Total comments: 133  Submissions: 94) Sun, Apr 7th, 2019 
covertunes Great song and vocal Mark. Crystal clear mix!!
Reply: My sincere gratitude for your feedback. I like bouncing around when selecting songs to sing. Thank you so much. ~Mark~


Keepinitcntry performs Hurdy Gurdy Man on Karaoke Showcase of Karaoke Scene Magazine Online: Keepinitcntry performs Hurdy Gurdy Man on Karaoke Showcase - "Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a song by the Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. It was recorded in April 1968 and released the following month as a single. The song gave its name to the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man, which was released in October of that year in the United States. The single reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. Donovan wrote "Hurdy Gurdy Man" while in Rishikesh in India, where he was studying Transcendental Meditation with the Beatles. The recording features a harder rock sound than Donovan's usual material, supplying a range of distorted guitars and aggressive drums. It also features an Indian influence with the use of a tambura, a gift to Donovan from George Harrison, who also helped write the lyrics. The song may have been influenced by "Green Circles", a psychedelic 1967 UK single by Small Faces.
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