Songs You May Have Missed #285


Phil Seymour: “Baby it’s You” (1980)

Former Dwight Twilley Band member and Tom Petty session man Phil Seymour’s first solo record in 1980 produced one hit single–the #22 “Precious to Me”–and one non-single that was equally good, “Baby it’s You”.

From 1979 into the early 80’s we saw a brief streak of chart success for this particular strain of lean, uptempo power pop as Seymour,¬†Twilley, Marshall Crenshaw, Nick Lowe, Shoes¬†and The Knack all got a moment or two to shine before the synths took over.

By the mid-80’s Phil Seymour was diagnosed with lymphoma, and the disease took his life in 1993 while he was working on a new album.

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