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MACK MASTER PLAYS THE DRIFTERS - ON BROADWAY

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Here's yours truly playing a cover of the Drifters classic "On Broadway" on my acoustic guitar. The words and music were written by legendary songwriters Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller. The song reached number nine on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts and has been covered by many artists such as the Crystals, the Challengers, Freddie Scott, Wills Jackson, Dave Clark Five, George Benson, Eric Carmen, Bobby Darin, Percy Faith, Tom Jones, Johnny Mathis, Gary Numan, Tito Puente, Lou Rawls, Buddy Rich, Paul Rodgers with Jeff Beck, Frank Sinatra, Sly & the Family Stone, Livingston Taylor, Neil Young, Diana Ross & the Supremes with the Temptations, Blossom Dearie, Mongo Santamaría, Henry Kaiser with Steve Kimock, Harvey Mandel and Freddie Roulette, Barbie Anaka with David Loy, Nancy Wilson, Finn Nørbygaard & Jette Torp, Frankie Valli, and James Taylor. George Benson's version reached number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts and number two on the R&B charts. When Leiber/Stoller let it be known that The Drifters had booked studio time for the following day and were a song short, Mann/Weil forwarded "On Broadway". Leiber and Stoller liked the song but felt that it was not quite right and the four held an overnight brainstorming session which culminated in the better-known version of the song, now in simple time and with a backing riff that modulated down to the flattened 7th, giving it a more bluesey feel which matched the new lyric in which the singer was now actually on Broadway and having a hard time.A young Phil Spector played the distinctive lead guitar solo on The Drifters' recording. Tell me what you think about my skills on the electric guitar or the song in general by leaving me a YouTube or Facebook comment and a rating on the video. I'm very serious about my musical talent. Peace. MACK MASTER RAY SHIZZLE [DTM Elite] the Big Boss Man ON BROADWAY (Mann/Weil/Leiber/Stoller) They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway (on Broadway) They say there's always magic in the air (on Broadway) But when you're walking down that street And you ain't had enough to eat The glitter rubs right off and you're nowhere (on Broadway) They say the girls are something else on Broadway (on Broadway) But looking at them just give me the blues (on Broadway) How you gonna make some time When all you have is one thin dime And one thin dime won't even shine your shoes (on Broadway) They say that I won't last too long on Broadway (on Broadway) I'll catch a Greyhound bus for home they all say (on Broadway) They're dead wrong I know they are I can play this here guitar And I won't quit till I'm a star on Broadway (on Broadway) They're dead wrong I know they are I can play this here guitar And I won't quit till I'm a star on Broadway (on Broadway) I'm gonna make it, yeah (on Broadway) I'll be a big, big, big man (on Broadway) I'll have my name in lights (on Broadway) Everybody, everybody's gonna know me, yes (on Broadway) All up and down Broadway (on Broadway)