The First Edition

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Eligible since: 1992 (The 1993 Induction Ceremony)

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Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) (1968)

The First Edition @ Wikipedia

The First Edition Videos

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I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In....

Posted by joker on Sunday, 12.12.10 @ 12:16pm

The First Edition or Kenny Rogers and The Fist Edition were the second generation of The New Christy Minstrels. The original members were hiring people to be used on recordings so they wouldn't have to pay royalties to the second generation. they also were not willing to use music written by the second generation because it deviated from their perceived image.

This prompted Kenny Rogers, Terry Williams, Mike Settle and Thelma Camacho to leave The New Christy Minstrels. They added Mickey Jones on drums and The First Edition was born. Their music included rock, psychedelia, folk, country and R&B.

Mickey Jones was also an actor. He was on Home Improvement and V. He had several tv guest appearances and was in several movies such as Tin Cup and National Lampoon's Vacation.

Just Dropped In - starts with a reverse guitar solo done by Glen Campbell - Jimmi Hendrix stayed for a couple of shows and said this song was one of his favorites

Something's Burning - was not getting played on the radio because it was considered too suggestive - That changed after it was performed on the Tom Jones Show - written by Mac Davis

Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town - cover of a Mel Tillis song that told the story of a wheel chair bound vet and his cheating wife - it was a world wide hit

Reuben James - the story of a black man that raised an orphaned white boy

I don't think a lot of people realize the envelopes that were pushed and the changes that were made concerning censorship due to artist in the 70s. There was so much more than what the Doors did on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Posted by Zuzu on Saturday, 10.3.15 @ 08:25am

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