Boomer Ballads: "Just Walk Away Renee"

Like sand sifting through our fingers...

Posted by D S Craft at March 21, 2015 1:34 PM

So he was 16 when he wrote Walk Away, Renee? Pretty good, if you ask me. I always liked that song. The Four Tops also did a good, Motown-ized version of it. Anyway, RIP Michael Brown.

Posted by waltj at March 21, 2015 2:37 PM

Southside Johnny's version.

Posted by Lance de Boyle at March 21, 2015 8:59 PM

That song has been a favorite melody in my mind for over 40 years. Never really knew or cared about the words, just liked the way that it was sung by those guys, and the melody of it.

Posted by james at March 21, 2015 9:31 PM

“Walk Away Renee” is still on my playlist.

Posted by ErisGuy at March 22, 2015 5:49 AM

I prefer the 4 tops version, which was the only one I ever knew.

Posted by Christopher Taylor at March 22, 2015 7:23 AM

They called bands like this one hit wonders. Tom Hanks made a wonderful movie about this very subject.

Posted by F1guyus at March 22, 2015 8:00 AM

It's always nice to see people that know their limitations.

Posted by chasmatic at March 22, 2015 8:22 AM

I read the news today. Now I've got a "The Left Banke" Pandora channel. Amazing music from a lovely time in my life - Troggs, Zombies, Kinks, Beatles, Byrds. Songs just a fresh and wonderful as the first day they came over the radio.

Posted by Nina at March 22, 2015 1:08 PM

Almost missed this tidbit -

"Mr. Brown left the group in 1967. He later performed with the group Stories, which had a hit with “Brother Louie,” before becoming a solo act."

And yes, you've all heard that song too.

Posted by tim at March 23, 2015 6:20 AM

This reminded me of Gerard's post about Dust In The Wind, which I returned to and discovered that the linked video is no longer viewable on You Tube due to copyright laws. A shame. That was such a haunting video.

Posted by Steve at March 24, 2015 6:53 PM

This song has lyrics? And it was sung by Americans?
I could never make out anything they said, at all. Always very pretty, but I thought they were just singing la la la.

Well, okay, the fact that the stereo in my parents' car was never stereophonic in any way might contribute to that....

Posted by Suburbanbanshee at March 25, 2015 4:03 PM