Friday, August 27, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-The Desert Rose Band
Song:She Don't Love Nobody
Album:A Dozen Roses: Greatest Hits
She Don't Love Nobody was one of several top ten country music hits in the late 80s for The Desert Rose Band. The band consisted of several very successful Los Angeles session musicians led by lead singer and guitarist Chris Hillman of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers. In the early 80s, Hillman recorded a couple of bluegrass albums with guitarist Herb Pedersen of The Dillards. In 1985 they formed The Desert Rose Band with guitarist John Jorgenson, Jay Dee Maness on pedal steel guitar, Bill Bryson on bass and Steve Duncan on drums. Hillman worked with Maness in the Burrito Brothers and Duncan was in Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band. But they were all Los Angeles session musicians. They signed with Curb Records and their 1987 debut album Desert Rose Band reached #24 on the country album chart. They had three top ten singles and He's Back and I'm Blue was their first #1 country single. She Don't Love Nobody is from their 1988 album Running and reached #3 on the country music chart. The song was written by John Hiatt and was also recorded by Nick Lowe. The Desert Rose Band had a total of eight top ten country hits with two reaching #1. They started to fade when Jay Dee Maness left in 1990 to join Buck Owens & The Buckaroos and Buckaroos pedal steel guitarist Tom Brumley replaced him. Jorgenson left in 1991 to start his own band The Hellecasters and The Desert Rose Band split up in 1993. You can get all their hits on this comp. They all went back to doing sessions. Hillman and Pedersen have continued to work together and the original members of The Desert Rose Band first reunited in 2008 and are currently on tour. Here's the video for She Don't Love Nobody by The Desert Rose Band.