Grazing in the Grass – Raven Symone (2004)

April 10, 2008

This great melody was written by Philemon Hou and first recorded by Hugh Masekla in 1968. It was a smash #1 hit. The following year, 1969, it became a top 10 hit once again after Harry Elston of the Friends of Distinction, added some lyrics to it and recorded it.

There have been many other covers of the tune since it is so great — but most recently Raven Symone’s 2004 cover version became a smash hit on Radio Disney.

I don”t know why Disney never released Raven’s version for regular radio airplay because she did a phenomenal job. Sometime I wonder about Disney (Frown). Anyway you can find Ravers version on Disney’s “Lion King 1 1/2” and Raven’s Cd “It’s My Time” on Disney owned Hollywood Records.

Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the lateness of this post. My home DSL has been down for a few days, but all is well now.  I appreciate your patience and patronage.

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