Jungle Love (Steve Miller Band song)

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"Jungle Love"
Single by Steve Miller Band
from the album Book of Dreams
B-side "Wish Upon A Star"
Released 1977 (1977)
Genre Rock
Length 3:07
Writer(s) Lonnie Turner and Greg Douglass

"Jungle Love" is a 1977 song by the Steve Miller Band, featured on the album Book of Dreams. It was written by Lonnie Turner (longtime bass player for the Steve Miller Band)[1] and Greg Douglass (a well-known San Francisco sideman who also played with Hot Tuna and Greg Kihn, among many others).[2] The song's length is 3:07. It reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3]

According to Greg Douglass, Turner and Douglass originally wrote the song for Dave Mason.[4] Turner gave a demo of the record to Miller, who liked it, and the Steve Miller Band (with Douglass playing guitar) recorded it in 30 minutes on the last day of recording for Book of Dreams.[5]

Guitar Tuning[edit]

Greg Douglass' guitar is tuned to 'Open A' (which is, low to high, E-A-E-A-C#-E). It is only guitar on the studio recording.

In television[edit]

"Jungle Love" has been used on multiple occasions in the television series Everybody Loves Raymond.[2] It was featured on the season 6 episode "Snow Day", which aired January 14, 2002: at the end, all the characters, except Marie and Frank, chaotically danced to the song.[6] The song was then used as the opening credits theme music in seasons 7-9.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lonnie Turner biography at AllMusic (accessed 2012-06-15).
  2. ^ a b Jay Allen Sanford, "Rock On and On", San Diego Reader, June 4, 2008.
  3. ^ "Steve Miller: Charts & Awards – Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Jay Allen Sanford, "Jamming with 2 AC/DC Drummers Is Just Another Week For Greg Douglass", San Diego Reader, October 17, 2011.
  5. ^ Jay Allen Sanford, "Jungle Live", San Diego Reader, July 21, 2010.
  6. ^ Neal Justin, "The best of `Raymond'; After nine seasons, 65 Emmy nominations and countless exclamations of "holy crap," here are TV critic Neal Justin's favorites." Star Tribune, May 15, 2005. Copy available here  – via HighBeam (subscription required)
  7. ^ Greg Douglass, San Diego Reader (accessed 2012-06-15).