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“I Say Gooday Goodnite”: Hello Goodbye from NRBQ

I picked up an odds & sods collection of NRBQ tracks – Stay with We – taken from their short-lived stint on the mighty Columbia label.  One tune that I found to be particularly energizing – “I Say Gooday Goodnight” – was identified in the CD’s liner notes as “previously unreleased,” which I found to be rather unjust:  had Columbia allowed NRBQ to release a second proper album (the label’s “arranged marriage” with Carl Perkins, Boppin’ the Blues, from 1969 doesn’t count), this spirited recording of Steve Ferguson’s 87-second romp would undoubtedly have been on there:

“Future Shock” typeface in popular music

NRBQ CBS 45 picture sleeve

You Can’t Keep a Good Song Down

I am happy to report that “Gooday Goodnite” has recently been revitalized by those irrepressible Spampinato Brothers:

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