Sonny James – Bright Lights, Big City

The song was James' fifteenth number-one hit in a row in the country chart as well as reaching number ninety-one in the pop chart.

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Sonny James – Bright Lights, Big City, is a classic blues song which was written and first recorded by American bluesman Jimmy Reed in 1961. Besides being “an integral part of the standard blues repertoire”, “Bright Lights, Big City” has appealed to a variety of artists, including country and rock musicians, who have recorded their interpretations of the song.

Sonny James - Bright Lights, Big City
Cover LP Sonny James Capitol 1971

Sonny James recorded “Bright Lights, Big City” in 1971. An early review included: “Jimmy Reed’s blues number serves as strong material for the Southern Gentleman both vocally and for some exceptional guitar work”. The song was James’ fifteenth number-one hit in a row in the country chart as well as reaching number ninety-one in the pop chart. The song is included on James’ 1971 album The Sensational Sonny James and several of his compilation albums.



From the album The Sensational Sonny James
B-side “True Love Lasts Forever”
Released 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Country
Length 2:36
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Reed

COUNTRYPEDIA





Sonny James – Bright Lights, Big City

Bright lights, big city
Gone to my baby’s head
Ah bright lights, big city
They’ve gone to my baby’s head

Well I tried to tell you woman
But you don’t listen to what I said
Alright, pretty baby
You’ll knock yourself out some day

Oh alright, pretty baby
You’ll knock yourself out some day
Well I tried to tell you woman
But you don’t listen to what I say

LYRICS

Sonny James - Bright Lights, Big City
Single Sonny James Capitol 1971

 

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