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Drift Away


Download links and information about Drift Away by Billy Joe Royal. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to New Age, Blues, Jazz, Country, Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 39:02 minutes.

Artist: Billy Joe Royal
Release date: 2001
Genre: New Age, Blues, Jazz, Country, Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 39:02
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No. Title Length
1. Rose Garden 2:21
2. I Got to Be Somebody 2:59
3. Down In the Boondocks 2:37
4. Lavender Blue 2:27
5. Spanish Harlem 2:55
6. Stand By Me 2:58
7. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head 2:42
8. Up On the Roof 2:28
9. Drift Away 3:43
10. Nobody But You 2:35
11. On Broadway 2:42
12. If I Could 3:50
13. To Love Somebody 4:45



Billy Joe Royal is best known, at least to rock fans, for his country-tinged mid-'60s hit "Down in the Boondocks." Penned and produced by Joe South, "Boondocks" features a churchy echo and a born-on the-wrong-side-of-town theme that makes it an effective track even 40 years later. The song is included here, as are two other Joe South tunes: "Rose Garden" and the organ-led "I Got to Be Somebody," which was also a hit for Royal. The balance of the collection is made up of cover songs, including a trio of Drifters hits ("Spanish Harlem," "Stand by Me," and "Under the Boardwalk") that are surprisingly suited to Royal's country-soul approach.