Sunday, January 19, 2020

Best There's Ever Been

Depending on what day it is, some musicians make my head sing.  

Lately, I have been in the music of my past, ones from childhood like "Purple People Eater" and then "Blowin' in the Wind".  Pretty random and no devotion to any one artist, I have hummed and sung along with them all.

Today, the one that has glued itself into my mind and memories is Charlie Daniels and "Devil went down to Georgia".



Why? I don't know.  I am guessing because I enjoy the talent he shows in a different media than is standard. No matter how old I get, this song makes me smile. 

Who else is hidden in my mind? I am thinking that it is Johnny Cash  and "One Piece at a Time". That will be for another day, another post.


43 comments:

  1. Music is a language which I really don't understand.
    Some I like but I don't have the passion for it that so many do.
    Sadly the video refused to download for me.

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    1. Dang. Go to a YouTube site and catch it. HOpe you will enjoy it.

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  2. Devil went down to Georgia is a fun song. Music gets stuck in my head too. Often is things from my youth

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    1. So, you find music wandering about in the gray cells.

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  3. I don't know by what algorithm, Susan, but this clip next rolled into Arlo Guthrie, recording a tribute to Mary Travers. He sang his dad's song, "All they will call you is 'Deportee'". We grew up in such wonderful mind altering music, and I mean mentally and spiritually. Now, for my next Johnny Cash, it's a tossup for me between "Ring of Fire" and "Will the Circle be Unbroken."

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  4. Classic! I also appreciate it for the fact that it is so different - genre bending, as they say.

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  5. It's funny how earworms just work their way in without any rhyme or reason.

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  6. I do the same thing although sometimes it is a certain performer. For the most part I see you have what I call silly songs. Those are my favorite. I was going to mention Ben Colder AKA Sheb Wooley then so many others came flooding into my tiny brain and I think my head is smoking.

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    1. I hate when that happens at night time, and all of a sudden, an old favorite hits my brain.

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  7. This is a fun entry drumming up songs in my head.... Love the entry and the comments are all good. Thanks for a kick down memory lane and old Charlie.... Love it.
    Nite Sherry & jack good on you!

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  8. One that gets in my head is "I'm Henry VIII, I Am," by Herman's Hermits.

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    1. These are sending me back to the 60s, they are.

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  9. I'd forgotten about Charlie Daniels, and remember I liked that song. I'll have to find it at youtube though, since the clip is not available in my country.
    I loved I'm Henry the VIII, I am, too.

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  10. P.S. Purple People Eater is on all of my playlists.

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    1. Itsy Bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini. That was a good one.

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    2. I have that too! My kids think it is funny, they grew up in the time of itsy bitsy bikinis.

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    1. I have loved that all my music awareness life.

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  12. My brother loved a "Devil went down to Georgia".

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  13. Thumbs up for the "devil" taking off - with a voice and beat like that i would say all of Georgia is cheering for ya all!

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  14. That song certainly showcased their talent in a big way. Sometimes music speaks where words just can't.

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  15. Try getting Dust In The Wind stuck on loop, only your brain plays it as "Ducks In The Wind". Or changes the words to It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year to "When grandpa is glowing 'cause grandma is showing her bright blue brassiere.... "

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    1. Excellent! At church, we had "Jesus Shaves". Good stuff.

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  17. It's hard to pick a favorite song/singer. We are lucky. Sometimes a song comes to mind and I can't remember the words or performer. But with a little bit of info I can google it and enjoy it again and again. Music is like a smell. The memories come.

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    1. I'm like that as well. I can catch the song with the first few words. 'Music is like a smell'.

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  18. This song is a good one. I haven't heard it in years!

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    1. It just takes a few words or music that stirs the memories.

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  19. Oh, the memories! LOL Love those oldies!

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    1. Those oldies...we play them on our radio and our teen gr-girls listen to them. They are always surprised.

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  20. One of my favorite memories is connected to that song. At Kevin and Molly's wedding, the DJ was also a violinist/fiddler and at one point at the reception he did that and all but blew the roof off the place! Such a great number. Thanks for the clip!

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  21. loved this song ,so much energy it has to cheer up the day

    this is amazing that you are rehearing you favorites

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