Missouri Loves Company

A photo you can only take from Illinois.

I’m sorry if you were under the mistaken impression that we were going to turn our calendars a day forward and skip Monday this week…. it doesn’t quite work like that, yet.  So on a weekend where you got even less sleep than usual, let The Nest help get your week jump started with another toe tapping tune out of that forgotten vault where all those lost Sunday morning hours go that we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy’s digging really deep for a song that never got the national exposure it so deserved, while the Sponkies are occupied laughing at a map of Knob Noster.  Here’s one of the finest earworms to ever come out of the Show Me State…

Unless you are from the Midwest, and in particular, somewhere within earshot of a Missouri based radio station… it’s very likely you have never heard of this week’s DVA track that comes to us courtesy of a band named, well, Missouri.  In an era when radio hits could very much still be regional in nature, Missouri was one of the more popular bands around the state in the late 70’s… particularly in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, where their biggest hit not only got massive airplay then, but can still be heard on occasion today.  That would be their 1977 song “Movin’ On,” which is one of the best damn songs to never be seen on a Billboard chart…

The 70’s radio station I listened to for much of the mid 90’s used to play this song along with all of the other great (non disco!) hits of that decade you know and love… and it fit in so seamlessly that I was stunned to later discover it was virtually unknown outside of a 300 mile radius.  I’ve heard Mecca Radio play this a time or two, which makes sense since they’re headquartered just south of the Missouri border… but even with umpteen versions of it on YouTube now, it still remains one of my area’s musical buried treasures which I’m more than happy to share with my more worldwide audience…

Hopefully we’ll never forget where it is buried…

I’ll show you another lost song that needs a little more exposure next Monday…

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23 Responses to Missouri Loves Company

  1. YES……that is a good one – I like it……never heard it before but since it was basically regional I guess I wouldn’t have. Still, it SOUNDS a lot like many other hits of the era. Perfect ear worm for a Monday morning………….!

    Pam

    • I don’t know how these guys got missed out on nationally, other than the country was obviously going through its disco phase at the time. This is just good time rock and roll that isn’t too mellow, but also not too obnoxiously loud!

  2. love it love it love it… please more of such gooooooood muzak!!!!

  3. Trisha says:

    I really like this one. This song made a rough morning a little better. Maybe if I add some Advil, caffeine and one more listen of this song, I can turn this day around!

    • One good thing about this song is there are no side effects that will kill off your vital organs by listening to it, unlike the Advil and caffeine (I say while drinking about a gallon of Pepsi)….

      • Trisha says:

        I had some Pepsi for the first time in a long time and it tasted so good! Much better than my coffee sweetened with nasty stevia. 🤢

  4. Nope, have not herd this one but it has a nice beat and harmony. A+ selection. Happy Monday.

  5. ody N biskit; will give thiz a listenn two when de FSG comez home frum her
    $#it @zz place oh employ !!!!!! thanx 🙂 ♥♥

  6. ghostmmnc says:

    That is a super good song! 🙂

  7. The Not Fake DC says:

    Lived 38 years in NJ and never heard of this song or the band Missouri. Not a bad track. Also very clever headline.

  8. Ally Bean says:

    I like this song. Never heard it before, but it should have been a hit. Just goes to show you can do everything right and still not succeed.

    • It takes a big break or a big name record label. It’s too bad Missouri didn’t get either, but at least they are still beloved for giving those of us in the know our own special earworm…

  9. I suppose that’s one of the good things about coming from New York or Boston. Whatever they are playing is probably playing everywhere. On the other hand, whatever you hear in Jerusalem, stayed in Jerusalem. Might not even make it to the suburbs, such as they were.

  10. draliman says:

    Very catchy. Well done, you finally chose a decent song heh heh.

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