Music Monday: Some history to Jackson Browne’s “Stay”

Posted By on December 18, 2017

MauriceWilliams_and_the_ZodiacsNow that so many of us listen to music while connected to a smart device or computer, little bits of history can surprise us. Here’s a tidbit from one of my favorite artists that I didn’t know:
     On Jackson Browne‘s 1977 tribute to the roadies, his song called "The Load-Out," segued into "Stay" which was not Browne’s song?  Perhaps I should have known it from the album sleeve and cover? FVTheFourSeasonsBut it was written 17 years prior  by Maurice Williams and was a 1960 recording by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs. The song was also recorded a few years later by The Hollies and The Four Seasons in the 1960s … and then well after Jackson Browne JacksonBrowneVideoLinesby Cyndi Lauper in 2003. Huh, perhaps there are others too?

Anyway, here are a couple versions for this Music Monday followed by track 10 off the Jackson Browne Running On Empty album.

  Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs | Stay – 1960
  The Four Seasons | Stay – 1963
  Jackson Browne | Stay – 1977


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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