Discussion in 'Music' started by Spazzmatazz, Aug 23, 2010.
Western Swing Country tunes...
I grew up with an Aunt and Uncle (by marriage) that used to be a small time Country Music touring act in the 40's and 50's. I used to play and sing this song around their house with them when I was a little kid.
They used to do morning radio shows, county fairs, tent shows and even some carnival appearances. They had wonderful stories. A lifestyle that will never happen again.
...this song too! (I love it!)
Ever heard the story behind that song?
Jack Guthrie (supposedly) stole it from his 1st cousin Woody -who wrote it- and Jack had the hit.
I didn't hear this song until the early '70s when Arlo Guthrie recorded it for his Last of The Brooklyn Cowboys masterpiece.
Own the 79rpm by Jack Guthrie now.
Or -I should amend- my WIFE owns it... she recently acquired it for her own 78rpm collection.
Jimmy Wakely's records are a lot better than his B-westerns.
Cool... no, I'd never heard that. Now that you told me that it makes me think about the lyrics... and it doesn't surprise me that it was written by a non-commercial song writer (Guthrie certainly wasn't) because it's got nice imagery, but not overly slick. I'll have to do some digging around, interesting.
Here's later version ('61).
My dad used to sing this one to me when I was little. And no, I wasn't FAT!
Re: Roly Poly :btu:
More vintage Western Swing...
There's a bit of a nod to Cab Calloway here.
Love this one...
This song makes me think of the house iI grew up in in the middle of nowhere in Oklahoma. Its such a simpler place.