One of rock’s most influential and enduring singer-songwriters, Jesse Colin Young, who first made history with the Youngbloods on their classic ‘60s peace anthem “Get Together,” and who has amassed a loyal worldwide over the past five decades, recently released his 19th solo album, Dreamers, on CD and Vinyl . He spoke to J David Ress on Thursday morning on the Gary Rivers Show.
“It’s been a while since I’ve spoken out,” says Young, whose last solo album was 2006’s Celtic Mambo, “but I feel as if this is the best record I’ve ever made. There’s love songs that really get to the heart of what I’m feeling and have lived through, and on the political songs I’m looking at the world and going, ‘How did everything come out this way?’ The election of 2016 and everything that’s happened since really affected my writing, probably more so than anything in the ‘60s or ‘70s.”
The Youngblood’s version of “Get Together” continues to be heard by millions…
…in film and TV, including:
“Forrest Gump” “Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore” Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”
“The Simpsons” “Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou” South Park’s “Smug Alert”
“Tree of Horror II” Among others…