Even More Bunker
:: Remembering You ::
I could sense that the Archie and Edith post from earlier in the week left everyone out there salivating, so I thought I’d bring out some more Carroll O’Connor goodness to satisfy the hunger and bring us all some closure. This A&M release, from (as Carroll would say) “Anno Domini 1972,” was conceived after the first season of All in the Family, when O’Connor approached Roger Kellaway about writing a lyric to Kellaway’s piano instrumental, “Remembering You,” featured each week over the closing credits of the show. Along the way, they discovered a mutual fondness for the music of the Thirties and decided to do a whole album of O’Connor singing popular songs from the decade. O’Connor also gives little historical rundowns of each year of the Thirties leading into each song. The result of this collaboration is a typically self-indulgent celebrity record, but it’s interesting because it’s the only place you can get “Remembering You” with the lyrics. Incidentally, beginning with the second season of the show, O’Connor began sharing credit and royalties for the song with Kelloway, though the Kelloway instrumental version remained the closing theme.