Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday Random Ten

Hit random, take the top ten. . .

Loo'sianna Lovesick Blues - - - Bessie Smith
You In The Sky - - - The Waterboys
Don't I Like What I See - - - The Rikters
April, Come She Will - - - Paul Simon
Maple Leaf Rag - - - Dave Van Ronk
If He's Ever Near - - - Linda Ronstadt
One of These Days - - - Emmylou Harris (live, me on trusty Martin D28-12)
Sweet Dreams - - - Tammy Wynette
Man Too Strong - - - Toots and the Maytalls
I Wonder If They Ever Think of Me - - - Merle Haggard

Bonus (Hit random twice and take the top)

Tennessee Stud - - - Doc Watson


Anonymous horsedooty said...

Tennessee Stud is one of my all time favorite Doc Watson songs. Written by the fellow that wrote the lyrics to Battle of New Orleans and stole the tune from the fiddle tune "The Eighth of January". That fellow was named Jimmy Driftwood. From Northwest Arkansas. Musical trivia bonus: The Eighth of January is Elvis's birthday and the two facts are un-related.

yo soy Horsedooty!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Phydeaux Speaks said...

minstrel, if any of your gigs ever bring you to Asheville, NC, please let me know.

2:40 PM  
Blogger seventh sister said...

I thougt that the Battle of New Orleans was a Johnny Horton song. Shows what I know.

8:03 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

naw, i have one of the first press 45's from it, and it clearly states "little" (and he is too) jimmy driftwood on it.

back then a lot of the old country boys had so much integrity that when they lifted an old fiddle tune or other public domain song for their melody they would only take credit for the lyrics. that's how this one's listed. no credit attributed to the tune, just lyrics: little jimmy driftwood.

8:23 AM  
Blogger konagod said...

minstrel, if any of your gigs ever bring you to Asheville, NC, please let me know.

Phuck, Phydeaux. He's overdue in Austin phirst.

5:29 PM  

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