Post by The Cloverdale Kid on Apr 28, 2008 5:25:15 GMT
Once I married a tattooed lady Twas on a dark and windy day And tattooed all around her body Was a man of the good ol' USA And every night before I'd go to sleep I'd jerk back the covers and I'd take a peak: Upon her leg was Minnesota, On her knee was Tennessee, And tattooed on her back Was good old Rack-em-Sack (Arkansas) The place where I long to be. And on her (wolf whistle) was West Virginia Through those hills I just love to roam around; But when I saw the moonlight on her Mississippi That's when I recognized my home sweet home.
It does not get more Hillbilly then this- just saw Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Phonics recently and they did it...reminded me how much I love this song. And yes- I married a tattooed lady ;D
A very nice coincidence about this 2cd: ages ago, in the 80's they still played world music on the radio here (there used to be at least four different shows for that music - now we are lucky to have one, while the amount of music available has almost skyrocketed). On one the shows they once played a track by Les Amazones de Guinée, and luckily I captured it on tape. I played that tape to death, but that track remained the only one I had by that group - even though I searched for more, far and wide. I didn't even know the name of that song.
Anyway, as you may know, there is one track by Les Amazones de Guinée on this compilation. You guessed it: it is the very same track!
My pick is Night Train to Nashville Volume 2 R&B from the home of country music. Got it for 50 cents (!) at a clearance sale at the local music shop. Just happened to be driving by and saw the bins dragged out into the parking lot. 38 tracks for half a buck. Best deal in a long time.
Favorite track so far: Soul Poppin' by Johnny Jones & the King Casuals
Yep, got the new Amazones cd on my "buy next" list. I'll get around to making my regular "support your local independent record shop" tour in town in a couple of days... "Samba", that old track, is on the "Au Coeur de Paris" LP.
James Hunter - THE HARD WAY - brand new Soul with (implicit) influences including Sam Cooke and Robert Parker, it's some handsome Retro Soul - there's even an instant "Big People's" classic IMHO called "Carina"
This album was given to me by Athers (heanorman) to whom respect and thanks are due
Post by The Cloverdale Kid on May 9, 2008 4:42:18 GMT
It is my understanding that Mr. Reed would rather forget this period of his career, but I think this contains some of the greatest rockabilly ever put to wax- and East Bound and Down is what he is proud of :-[
Fairport Convention "Unhalfbricking". As fresh as the day it was conceived with its magnificence undulled by the delinquent impatience of the passing years. 'A Sailor's Life' is still the masterpiece it ever was - Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick, Ashley Hutchings, Simon Nicol and Martin Lamble taking folk music to an unprecedented yet extravagantly realised and overflowingly wonderful place.
And 'Who Knows Where the Time Goes' another song from that album that never fails to take me higher.
I gave this to my wife today as a mothers' day present. She has recently discovered her music in Youtube - while checking out the latest on Allison Krauss and Rober Plant I think. Ain't it NICE when you can bring joy to somebody and satisfy your own vested interest at the same time?