THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
761-Randy Edelman-Concrete and Clay.
1976-Number 11 single.
Best Bit-At 2.21.Randy Edelman has written a colossal amount of original music, and what do I do? I choose a cover version.
Randy Edelman was born June 10th, 1947, in Paterson, New Jersey, United States.He has released 14 solo studio Albums, and written songs recorded by the likes of The Carpenters, Barry Manilow, and Dionne Warwick, but his greatest success’ have come with his film scores, which include ‘XXX,’ ‘Ghostbusters 2,’ ‘Kindergarten Cop,’and ‘The Last of the Mohicans.’He has been married to singer/songwriter Jackie DeShannon since 1976 (see also best songs 573.)
‘Concrete and Clay’ was written by Tommy Moeller, and Brian Parker (1940-2001) who were two of the members of the band Unit 4 +2, who were formed in Hertfordshire, England in 1963, they split in 1970. They were originally known as Unit 4, until joined by Russ Ballard, and Bob Henrit, who became the ‘Plus 2.’ Henrit would leave with Ballard in 1968 to form the rock band ‘Argent.’ Before joining Unit 4 they had worked together in the band the ‘Roulettes,’ who had enjoyed success as the backing band for Adam Faith.
‘Concrete and Clay’ gave Unit 4 + 2 a UK Number 1 in 1965, but in America they had to compete with a version by Eddie Rambeau, which split the sales, Unit 4 + 2 peaked at Number 28 on Billboard, and Rambeau’s cover at Number 35.
‘You to me are sweet as roses in the morning,and you to me are soft as summer rain at dawn.’