“When You Walk in the Room” – Jackie DeShannon

An absolutely wonderful example of early 1960s pop: the driving bass and drums, the dramatic strings, the Byrds-like guitar sound, and that voice of DeShannon’s cracking with emotion. The Searchers and Pam Tillis may have had bigger hits with their covers of this, but the original by DeShannon is nothing short of magnificent.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s