RETRO: THE FIRST EDITION

RETRO: THE FIRST EDITION

ArtistKenny RogersAlbumThe First Edition Released: 1967

ARTIST: KENNY ROGERS AND THE FIRST EDITION

SONGWRITER: MICKEY NEWBURY

PRODUCER: MIKE POST

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” is a counterculture era song written by Mickey Newbury.

In 1968, a chart hit for The First Edition, which recorded the song in October 1967.

Said to reflect the LSD experience, the song was intended to be a warning about the dangers of using the drug.

It was first recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis, backed by members of “The Memphis Boys“, the chart-topping rhythm section at Chips Moman‘s American Sounds Studio in Memphis, on May 9, 1967.

RETRO: THE FIRST EDITION

The song appeared on Lewis’ album Soul My Way, released November 1, 1967.

Before Lewis’ record was issued, on October 10, 1967, it was recorded by Teddy Hill & the Southern Soul as a single on Rice Records (Rice 5028 b/w “Stagger Lee”) and produced by Norro Wilson.

“Just Dropped In … peaked at number five on the Billboard charts. It was Rogers’ first top ten hit.


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