Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hey Joe! The Leaves.

"Hey Joe" tells the story of a man on the run and planning to head to Mexico after shooting his wife. However, diverse credits and claims have led to confusion as to the song's true authorship and genesis. The earliest known commercial recording of the song is the late 1965 single by the Los Angeles garage band, The Leaves,who also had the first hit version of the song with a re-recording in 1966.
... I know, it is a stretch from raking leaves to a song by the Leaves to the song "Hey Joe". Back to raking...


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