Posted by lobo
on Saturday, January 21st 2023:
In Reply to: What songs Old or New, Remind you of the Bronx? posted by ACE on Tuesday, January 17th 2023:
Walk Away Renee. Written by Tony Sansone, originally released by the Left Banke in 1966. It was a hit for The Four Tops in 1967. I also like the Ricky Lee Jones version she did in 2002. Other artists covered the song over the years.
It recalls the neighborhood surroundings that remind the singer of a lost love. These surroundings were from Hull Ave. between 207th St. and 209th. St. in the Norwood section of the Bronx. Anthony Sansone lived in the first private house abutting PS 56 on the Hull Ave side. PS 56 had a handball court, and on the eastern side of the wall someone had drawn a heart with initials within. This "heart on the wall" would be visible to him from his backyard. I recall this heart very clearly right into the 1970's. At some point in the 70's it was painted over. Walking north on Hull Ave towards 209th St, there was a lot between the older private houses, as he recalls. Great song, inspired & written in the Bronx!
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