Can you find Night Owl, by Bobby Loveless?
October 10, 2008 4:54 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find a digital copy of Bobby Loveless' 'Night Owl'? It's an old rock and roll tune (late fifties - early sixties) which was hugely popular in Louisiana (and throughout the Delta region). I have been looking for it on behalf of my father-in-law, who is a huge fan of this era's music? It's pretty obscure, I acknowledge.
posted by The Giant Squid to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
They have it here. They say you can register and download it for free.
posted by lee at 5:31 PM on October 10, 2008

It is not free.
posted by bjgeiger at 5:55 PM on October 10, 2008

lee: I can't seem to find it on the MP3xclusive site, nor can I see it on Mp3sale, both of which that site links to.
posted by The Giant Squid at 7:32 PM on October 10, 2008

And, as a followup, I'm willing to pay for it... maybe not $30, but an amount that seems more fair.
posted by The Giant Squid at 7:34 PM on October 10, 2008

As in lukemeister's link, the song appears to be called 'Nite Owl.' Dunno if that'll help your searching, but, hey, couldn't hurt.
posted by box at 7:39 PM on October 10, 2008

A couple GEMM sellers have the 45, too, this guy (w/poor reputation) for $4.50 and this guy (w/better one) for about thirty bucks. The bad news, though, is that Allmusic doesn't list Loveless' version at all, which means that it's probably never been reissued on any easy-to-find CD compilations.
posted by box at 7:49 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

This guy seems to have it, listed under its flip side 'Baby No More', but it looks like he's going out of business this month.
posted by lukemeister at 7:56 PM on October 10, 2008

I'd contact Chuck at gumbopages. He covers all things food, drink and music with an emphasis on all things nawlins related. He has encyclopedic knowledge of the local music history - and wrote the liner notes to a really terrific box set. (Come for the music, stay for the politics and food...)
posted by TomSophieIvy at 9:28 PM on October 10, 2008

The answer to The Giant Squid...

I also have a Bobby Loveless C.D. for sale besides the 45 r.p.m. mentioned
It is called Night Owl by Bobby Loveless with special appearence by *John Boudreaux..

It is all original cuts from the 70's...Awsome and rare

1. Choo Choo
2. Danny Boy
3. I've Got a Song
4. Night Owl
5. I Love You
6. Lucille *
7. T'aint It the Truth *
8. Funny How Time Slips Away
9. Baby No More
posted by Uncle Gee at 5:03 AM on October 21, 2008

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