Improved The Song For Me

Discovered that Old Shep’s real name was Hoover and he died after a neighbour poisoned him.

Red Foley – Old Shep

Whilst we’re on the subject of Red Foley next time you’re in a music shop play this and see if they get the joke.

SMOKE ON THE WATER by RED FOLEY (1944)

Whilst on the subject of water Country music before the Nashville Sound was so much more varied.

Sons Of The Pioneers – Cool Clear Water – Vintage 78rpm Gramophone

Talking of variety – Bob Wills & His Texas Playboy

Sittin' on Top of the World Bob Wills sings Playboys play 1951

Ida Red – Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys Telescription 1951

Sometimes people write as if music had only become mixed up recently but the last couple of songs have elements of country, blues, folk, jazz, swing etc. with the latter channelled through the gypsy infused sound of the Hot Club de France.