This is one of the songs I remember my mom listening to back in the '60s. It was her influence, I believe, that lead to to a livelong appreciation of country music of old even though I don't really like modern country music. Singers like Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Charlie Rich, George Jones, Roger Miller, Jim Reeves, Don Gibson, Faron Young, Buck Owens, Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, Kitty Wells, Eddy Arnold, Charlie Pride, and many others, are people I still listen to. My mom wrote some songs, and one was actually recorded by a very minor singer way, way back. She was a pretty good singer and guitar player also. Heck, I still have a record player, that's right, a freaking record player. I love finding old LPs and spinning 'em.
Anyway, here is one of those old time songs that I still like to listen to just because I heard it way back when I was a pipsqueak. The acting in the video is kind of cool too.
What were your parents listening to back in the days when you were young and record players dropped one record on top of the other and scratched them all up?
I remember a local television station during the Vietnam War rolling the names of those killed that day in one segment of the news. I remember sitting there watching that as a kid because one of my uncles was serving in the war at the time and I was relieved every time I didn't see his name roll by. I was like 9 or 10 at the time. Really, the names rolled by so fast I probably would have been lucky to see his name, but I watched anyway. My mom would never watch as it was her brother. If she was in the room when that came on, I remember her getting up and leaving. She never said anything, she would just find something else to do. My dad was usually busy doing something, but if he was in the room when that came on, he would stop what he was doing and stare at the screen. Possibly the names just rolled by every week instead of every day as I might be mistaken considering it was a long time ago, but I can still picture that stupid screen of rolling names just like it was yesterday, sitting there hoping I did not see my uncle's name roll by. When they rolled the names, it was absolute silence. They played no music, didn't talk, nothing, not a sound, just a bunch of names of dead boys rolling on. I don't think my parents thought I was paying attention, but that screen of rolling names really had me freaked out every time I watched it. When you are that age and don't realize how many people are in the world, that list of names seemed like half the people you ever met.
My uncle lived with us for awhile before he was drafted, so I knew him well and that is why I was so interested. Anyway, when we would visit him once he got back, he usually had music on his record player going. One time I remember him playing this CCC song. He played a lot of different stuff, but I remember this one distinctly because I remember him and his wife and my parents talking about poor kids going to war whilst the wealthy just sent their kids to college when this played once and I figure that is what started the conversation--maybe not, but it was going on at the same time. As a kid, I just thought it was a cool song, but listening in on that conversation, I actually listened to the words the next time I heard it. Didn't actually know for sure what it all meant, but knew it meant something. Other than that conversation, my uncle never, ever said a word to anyone about the war. He was in heavy fighting the whole time he was there and most of his friends were killed. I was probably about 10 or so when this song came out.
My uncle was later killed in a motorcycle accident when he came around a corner and some old women who was driving on the wrong side of the road hit him head on. But anyway, whenever I here this song, which isn't often really, but whenever I do, I just remember being at my uncle's house where I first heard it.
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Ok and this my all time, bar none! will never be out done... most favorite song of all times. I wore out 4 albums, bought the last one in 1976 at Ziggy's Head shop . Vinyl and tubes! Stuff you digital re - mastered bull shit up your ass. Crank the volume, pop a top and fire one up.... set back for 17 minuets of bliss. Iam done now
Fukk yeah,I used to know that solo note for note!!!!
Wow that is awesome so..... is Drumming like riding a bicycle ? You never really forget.... if so... well? Ok I mean could you again ? that would be awesome to have that kind of talent. I say Learn it again and post a video. Well it would be cool but time and life are like a strained relationship , they just do not always cooperate with each other.
I'm sure I could get damn close...Right now my drums aren't set-up but I promise a UGV exclusive vid soon.
Kind of ironic this thread was started. I used to listen to these guys all the time back in early highschool and really liked them a lot. My wifes uncle used to work the loading docks with Michael Stipe waaay beck in the day at Sears, or K-mart wor whatever store it was. My brother is also a huge fan and I remember him bringint this tape home his first semester at college and told me I had to check these guys out cause he saw them in a small bar or something on campus. I used to just crusie around listening to them over and over. Heck, the coolest thing was finally getting a tape deck installed in our Ford Escort....wow have times changed, but there is something about that time of life that I would give up to have back. It's all part of growing up I think.
I really thought it was cool how I used to listen to REM all the time as a kid and turns out my wife who I didn't meet until my 30's, her uncle worked with the lead singer of one of my favorite bands.
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