Down Home Girl – The Rainbow Girls

I heard this, did some research and found the original by Alvin Robinson (fantastic voice, arranged by Joe Jones), another by the Coasters (Lieber-Stoller production), then the Stones version. The song was written by Jerry Lieber and Artie Butler. I always loved the song, but could never quite figure out the lyrics, but in one search, someone said “…it was filled with the coded language of New Orleans…”

I set it up to play in this order: Alvin/Coasters/Stones/Rainbow Girls (who sing 3-part harmony).

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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