Release Info: Kenny Vernon & Lawanda Lindsey: Pickin\' Wild Mountain Berries (1970)
|A1||Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries|
|A2||We Don't Deserve Each Other|
|A3||Looking Over Our Shoulders|
|A4||You And Your Sweet Love|
|A5||Bridge Washed Out|
|B1||Eye To Eye|
|B2||Let's Think About Where We're Going|
|B4||Part In Between|
|B5||Down In The Boondocks|
Back in 1968 Ohio express released a song called Yummy Yummy Yummy. Later that year 1910 Fruit Gum Company did a cover of that song. What the record company censors didn't pick up on or maybe turned a deaf ear to was that the song contained a hidden meaning. It was a song about oral sex. Sure there were other songs by other artists that dealt with controversial subjects. Hearing them played on the radio though was very rare. If you wanted to hear Nilsson's Your Breakin' My Heart ( So f**k You) you had to listen to it at home, not in your car driving to work on the radio. Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries by Kenny Vernon & 15 year old Lawanda Lindsey released two years later was a No. 4 hit on the country charts and very popular on radio stations all over North America. The lyrics inserted below tell of two young lovers who are doing more than Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries.
Musically it's a pretty good album. Vernon is always top notch. What I think is impressive is Lawanda Lindsey's voice. Very strong and mature for only being 15. Similar to LeAnn Rimes doing the cover of Patsy Cline's Blue. Together they make a impressive album. Their voices compliment one another's and the band is tight and focused.
Where you've been where you've been it's the same ole question again
What's the use baby what's the use they ain't never gonna turn us loose
You got dirt all over your face oh and your lipstick is way out of place
Oh we gonna tell 'em what we tell 'em every time before
They won't leave us alone they want us to come home
We been busy makin' merries and pickin' wild mountain berries
We're pickin' wild mountain berries that's our excuse every time
But we've been busy makin' merries and pickin' wild mountain berries
[ banjo ]
I don't know oh I don't know if I can keep honey from lettin' it show
What's our plan tell me what's our plan now you know they won't understand
If my hair is a drippin' wet and my clothes are soakin' wet
And we didn't go skinny dippin' in a cement pond
You're my baby you're my man though your hair is sure gettin' to be a mess
There ain't no berries in your bucket well'll explain it honey as best as we can
They won't leave us alone...
We're pickin' wild mountain berries...