Please Come to Boston…….

02 Apr

Dave Loggins….Please Come to Boston, 1974.

A Classic.

Have loved this song for a LONG time. Those of us who have traveled, been away from home and family, get it.

Dave Loggins – Please Come to Boston

Kenny Chesney Live – Please Come to Boston

Bo Bice Acoustical version – Please Come to Boston

.”…I’m the number one fan of the man from Tennessee…..”
I’m betting on an encore.

Note:  Temporary Music files deleted.


Posted by on April 2, 2007 in Uncategorized


24 responses to “Please Come to Boston…….

  1. shrewspeaks

    April 2, 2007 at 10:48 am

    Dave Loggins…pioneer of Soft Rock!

    Here is David Allen Coe’s Version

    “There ain’t no one like me…”

  2. shrewspeaks

    April 2, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Speaking of Soft Rock…I have been trying to figure out how it all fits into the rock timeline. Was it an off-shoot of folk?

  3. music maven

    April 2, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Shrew — see the James Taylor TIME article from 1971. James was seen as changing the tone of rock to the softer side, i.e., folkish. I think that you can lay alot of the soft rock genre at JT’s feet.

  4. leejolem

    April 3, 2007 at 11:37 am

    How about Dan Fogelberg? Does anyone know if he has recorded anything lately? I always loved the lyrics to his songs. He never made it quite as big as James Taylor, but they remind me of each other.

    Some of my favs: Leader of the Band, Run for the Roses, Another Auld Lang Syne

  5. shrewspeaks

    April 3, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    Lee see my comment in the 1982 thread!

  6. Little Deb

    April 3, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Wow. A music website. Very cool. I posted these songs on MJ’s earlier today. Thanks so much for starting this.

  7. Little Deb

    April 3, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    I did not know that David Allan Coe did this song. My favorite DAC song. The Ride (tribute to Hank Williams Sr.)

  8. TKls2myhrt

    April 3, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Dan Fogelberg, circa 2007 – wow has he changed, for the better. He’s my number one favorite from the mid to late 70’s. I saw him in concert once during that time period. Very small band, mostly acoustic, if I remember correctly.

  9. TKls2myhrt

    April 3, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    forgot to add that his last album was in 2003.

  10. Little Deb

    April 3, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Sorry for posting so quick. I don’t even know the rules here. I was just so damn excited to find your site MM or DD. Really cool stuff here. Loved the James Taylor info. Big fan of his also.

    Thanks again. Hope you let me stay.

  11. music maven

    April 3, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Little Deb & Tkls – you are certainly welcome here.

    Fogelberg’s “Beggar’s Game” is also a great song.

  12. Little Deb

    April 3, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks maven. Do you know a place I can listen to Beggar’s Game? I have not heard a lot of Fogelberg. Longer was my Mom and Stepdad’s wedding song though.

    I am curious if anyone here is a Loggins & Messina fan. I know most have heard “You’re Mama Don’t Dance”, but I’m talking about their album stuff. Watching the River Run, Angry Eyes, Be Free. I have been thinking about the song “Same Old Wine” lately. It was written in the early 70’s, but the lyrics pertain to today (actually they are pretty timeless). I’m not very technically savvy, so I can’t figure out a way to post it here. (It’s not on youtube, lol) But I would love for anyone to give it a listen and post any thoughts. Also “Pathway to Glory” has amazing instrumentation.

    They did a reunion tour last year and I went to see them twice. I’m a huge fan, but they were amazing and brought back a lot of very good memories. Jim Messina has a “songwriter’s workshop” thingy on his website. He’s a damn good songwriter.

  13. music maven

    April 3, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Little Deb — I’ll post “Beggar’s Game” tonight.

    Loggins & Messina were prolific songwriters of the ’70s. Just to clarify, though, that would be KENNY Loggins and Jim Messina. Jim was also a part of POCO and Buffalo Springfield, both great bands in their own right.

    POCO had some great tunes, like “Crazy Eyes” (written about Graham Parsons) and “A Good Feelin’ to Know”. For the record, love “Same Old Wine”….thanks for that.

  14. Little Deb

    April 3, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Glad you liked Same Old Wine. I do know it is Kenny Loggins. Just the “Loggins” thing got me thinking. I think Dave Loggins was a “one hit wonder” wasn’t he? Oh and I love POCO and Buffalo Springfield. Good Feelin’ To Know is definitely a favorite.

  15. shrewspeaks

    April 3, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Ahhhh…Loggins and Messina…Peace of Mind, House at Pooh Corner…the BEST version of Danny’s song! Vahevala, the perenial summer blast!

    I always found POCO to be aan aquired taste, like rich Tequila. A bit more authentic, salty with a bit of twang if you will.

    Gee, All of these songs/artists remind me of summer.

  16. Little Deb

    April 3, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    Hi shrew. The “Full Sail” album especially reminds me of summer. Love Vahevala, Lahaina, Sailin’ the Wind. Since the news just said we might get snow in NY for Easter, I’ll take summer any way I can get it.

    BTW, I looked up Dave Loggins and he is Kenny’s cousin and quite an accomplished songwriter.

  17. shrewspeaks

    April 3, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    Snow for Easter? Yikes.

  18. nolagirl

    April 4, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    I had this song on one of the first mix CDs I ever made. A friend of mine who, at our ripe age of about freshman in high school, had musical tastes that were not very common among our peers, played it for me and I loved it right away. One of those songs I really like to S-I-N-G along with, or should I say TRY to sing along with. As I grew up and life started to happen, I felt like I could *really* sing along, as I connected with the meaning behind the song in a very real way.

    Really good choice for a post, DD! Thank you.

    P.S. My (former) friend was a good ol’ Cajun girl, family from Opelousas. Must be something in the water over there that influences the musical taste buds. 😉

  19. soonergirl

    April 20, 2007 at 11:40 pm

    I love Kenny’s version of “Please Come to Boston” however, I’m looking to download it but can not find it anywhere. Suggestions?

  20. music maven

    April 21, 2007 at 7:50 am

    soonergirl- I got it as a bonus track of When the Sun Goes Down. It’s available on Amazon as part of the “Limited Edition” but you have to buy the whole CD to get it.

  21. kenny chesney fan

    November 18, 2007 at 10:14 am

  22. nomorecalamtieis

    September 8, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Sorry to say that Dan Fogelberg passed away this year.
    And – Kenny Logins was no ‘one hit wonder’. Over 200 songs.

  23. music maven

    September 8, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, nomore…Lil Deb was referring to Dave Loggins, not Kenny.

    This post was done in April ’07 before the great Dan Fogelberg passed on. I personally, love his wonderful music and great tones. Sure wish some of today’s artists would cover some of Fogelberg’s stuff.

  24. Christie

    April 5, 2010 at 3:39 am

    I’mabout bummed Dan Fogelberg.


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