Archive for April 15th, 2012

A young friend of mine posted this video online yesterday.  It’s a song that I haven’t heard in many years, Down in Mexico from The Coasters in 1956.  This was their first single and was a mild hit although ost people remember The Coasters for the string of hits that followed, all written , like Down in Mexico, by the legendary songwriting team of Lieber and Stoller.  Songs like Young Blood, Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, Along Came Jones and Poison Ivy.  A virtual soundtrack for the young ears of the time and for a generation or so beyond. 

This made me think of my nephew and his wife who have been travelling in Mexico for last couple of months, climbing volcanos and surfing before heading further south.  I thought this would be a nice jolt to waken them and everyone else on a Sunday morning. Enjoy!

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