Monday, March 12, 2012

Doucette - Mama Let Him Play

Doucette - Mama Let Him Play.  The title track is probably first 4th or 5th favorite song of All-time.  We heard that song tons played in heavy rotation on WWCT, FM 105.7, an AOR station out of Peoria.  The main FM station is Normal was lame - 101.5.  They played Bad Case of Lovin' You six times an hour.  But that's why we had turntables and could play Roxy, Genesis, Crimson, et al.  To me, Jerry Doucette is/was sort of like a Canadian version of Bob Seger, if Bob had had only one minor hit.  Following in my recent "I loved this song in college" theme, this one is right up there.  This guy Jerry Doucette, front man in the eponymous group - Doucette, sad but true, is but a COHW (Canadian One Hit Wonder).  Had he had more hits, I would even refer to him as the Canadian Bob Seger.  OK, a few dozen more hits.  From Vancouver I think - Jerry Doucette was a triple threat: he wrote 'em, sang 'em, and played 'em.   Besides the catchy title track that was an anthem of mine, there's also a ditty called It's Gonna Hurt So Bad.  If you click on this post's title - you will be directed to a clip of it on youtude.  Let me know what you think of it...


  1. Back in the day, I, too, thought "Mama Let Him Play" was gonna be the first of a long line of hits....

  2. One of the best and cleanest guitar solos on record. I still turn it up when the solo starts.


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