A Mickey Newbury composition, "Just Dropped In" was first recorded in 1967 by Jerry Lee Lewis, who decided not to release it. The song became a hit for The First Edition (with Kenny Rogers on lead vocals) in 1968. It was Rogers' first top ten hit in the Billboard charts. There are a few stories out there as to how Newbury came to write what may be the first "psychedelic country song". One story has Mickey saying, "I wrote this song one night after waking up in hell." In the Sixties, when he was still a struggling songwriter and performer, he frequently didn't have enough gas money to make a gig in another town. When that happened, he would jump a freight train and ride for free. One day near Beaumont, while jumping a freight car, he fell and fractured his back. When he came to in the hospital, it was the middle of the night and he was in excruciating pain, despite being given large doses of pain-killers. They didn't stop the pain, but did induce cinematic dreams and hallucinations. As the story goes, "Just Dropped In" was the result of that night's experience. This version comes from Mickey Newbury's "Winter Winds" album.+ More details
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