Thursday, 17 December 2015

Day 17 - Christmas in Vietnam - Johnny and Jon

Again? Well, following on from two songs on the Calendar with the same name - Day 13 Year 4 by Charles Bowen and Day 22 Year 8 by the Soul Searchers - we have another sad, slow deep soul thang. 

Johnny and Jon were John Wilson and John Wessler and this appears to be their only ever track, released in 1966 on Jewel Records at the height of the war. 

Lyrics are what you might expect - 'I'm in a foxhole, baby' - but it shouldn't hide the fact that this is a moving bit of '60's soul and the situation these two find themselves in is still being played out by men and women all over the world this Christmas.

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