Jody Reynolds - Fire Of Love (1958)

The sun beats down, with its fiery glow, knows I won't see my love no more.
From the late great , another classic track, Fire Of Love, from 1958. This was his follow up to the big selling Endless Sleep, a track that sold over a million copies and reached number 5 in the Billboard Charts. Fire Of Love, although another classic cut, was a much lesser hit than Endless Sleep and, sadly, would be the last time Jody made a dint on the charts. We love this wonderful timeless track! A great rock n'roll ballad more than tinged with the spirit of the Blues! A lyric full of desire, regret, hope, love and sadness! Beautifully sung by Jody, all above a delicious rock'n roll riff. We also notice there's a great riff in here that seems to have been ripped off by the Doors years later in "People are Strange"!
The fire of love is burning deep The fire of love won't let me see Oh my love, here this my plea because of you, it's burning me The sun beats down, with its fiery glow knows I won't see my love no more I'm sorry for the things I've done forgive me dear, my only one. My baby's back, once more she's mine, to have and hold till the end of time. The moon shines down from up above it's light to cool the fire of love The fire of love The fire of love Jefferey Lee dug it. http://stupidd.blogspot.com/2008/11/jody-reynolds-fire-of-love-1958_8654.html Jody Reynolds died Nov. 7 of liver cancer, I didn't know him, but I've always loved his records on the Demon label. "Endless Sleep" was a huge hit, it's the all time greatest teen snuff ballad (it can be heard above along with somebody's homemade video tribute). Jody Reynolds was born in Denver, Colorado and raised outside of Pheonix , Arizona where "Endless Sleep" was cut. After "Endless Sleep" got to #6 on the Billboard chart in '58 he relocated to California where he cut a handful of great sides for the Demon label (cool looking label too), here's my favorite:Fire Of Love. You punk rockers might remember the cover versions by the Gun Club and Panther Burns, neither version can touch the original. Here's the flipside-- "Daisy Mae" His back up band the Storms with the great Al Casey on guitar and/or six string bass are featured on this instrumental-- "Thunder" b/w "Tarantula" which came out on the Indigo label. Al Casey All seven Demon 45's are Reynolds originals and all of them are good. I'd like to add some of his other tunes like "Tight Capris" (which was on the first tape Quine ever made for me, see Oct. Quine posting), "Beaulah Lee", "Whipping Post" and "The Storm" but as I've mentioned before I don't have a turntable with USB plugs at the moment and I only have his records on 45's not CD. Bear Family did a complete Jody Reynolds CD a few years back and it's well worth buying. Here's R&B singer Jimmy Witherspoon's cover of "Endless Sleep". A rare example of the reverse of the trend at the time of white singers covering black originals. This time it's the white original that is superior but Witherspoon's version is still pretty cool. Reynolds last record was a duet wit Bobbie "Ode To Billy Joe" Gentry called "Stranger In The Mirror". Dying is usually a good career move but in Reynolds case I doubt it'll do him much good. http://thehoundblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/jody-reynolds-1932-2008.html also.... ..