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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Monday Music

I remember hearing this song when we were stationed in Germany in 1976 and this was one of the songs that Wolfman jack would spin up on AFN Frankfurt and I would listen to this late at night when I was going to sleep.  I might start doing that again, finding a "oldies" channel on my tablet so I don't worry about exceeding my download limit or something like that.

Wings, also known as Paul McCartney and Wings, were an Anglo-American rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney with his wife Linda, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine. Wings were noted for frequent personnel changes as well as commercial success, going through three lead guitarists and four drummers. However, the core trio of the McCartneys and Laine remained intact throughout the group's existence.
"Let 'Em In" is a song by Wings from their 1976 album Wings at the Speed of Sound. It was written and sung by Paul McCartney and reached the top 3 in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. It was a No. 2 hit in the UK; in the U.S. it was a No. 3 pop hit and No. 1 easy listening hit. In Canada, the song was No. 3 for three weeks on the pop chart and No. 1 for three weeks on the MOR chart of RPM magazine. The single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over one million copies It can also be found on McCartney's 1987 compilation album, All the Best!
The song starts with the sound of a vibraphone, chiming the first eight notes from the Westminster Quarters, before the rhythm begins. The lyric name-checks several famous people as well as McCartney's paternal aunt Gin and his brother Michael. Phil and Don Everly (known as the Everly Brothers) are named along with Martin Luther. Uncle Ernie is named; this was the character Ringo Starr sang in the London Symphony Orchestra's recording of the Who's Tommy. "Let 'Em In" is noted for the false fade out, which, however, becomes loud for the last two notes of the song as it ends. The song makes use of the piano, drums, brass, including a trombone solo, and wind instruments, featuring flutes, plus backup vocals from Linda and other members of Wings.

I like to play the older songs live or if there is a video made, which some singers and bands did do for extra publicity or play time on late night TV.  Given the time-frame, I am glad to find a video of the song that was actually made when the song was released.   I have had to remove songs that I had done research on to find no video of the song existed except of an album cover and the lyrics superimposed on them.


  1. Yep, he did pretty good with Wings! :-)

  2. Love it! Hey, isn't that first dude's pic the guy from Game of Thrones?