Friday, September 9, 2011

Three Dog Night: It Ain't Easy

In 1970, ABC-Dunhill Records issued Three Dog Night’s ninth single release, “One Man Band.” While the song would come from the band’s forthcoming LP “Naturally,” its flip was the title cut of their previous LP “It Ain’t Easy.” That particular LP was my first album by Three Dog Night and the first from my new subscription to the Capitol Records Club.

“It Ain’t Easy” was penned by singer/songwriter Ron Davies (the older brother of future country music sensation Gail Davies). Davies had released the tune twice – in 1970 and 1973. The song was issued on the only two albums he had recorded “Silent Song through this Land” and “U.F.O.”

Three Dog Night’s cover has a bluesy feel; however, the album, unfortunately, does not credit the harmonica player. It’s a little known great tune.

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