Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A BLAST FROM MY PAST

When I was in high school I especially loved the country-western music of that time. I remember seeing in person Johnny Cash, Lefty Frizzell and other western singers. Lefty recorded some great songs and among them was 'The Long Black Veil.' I heard it the other day for the first time in probably 25 years (thanks Jimmy) and could not believe that I still remembered the words like I'd just heard it yesterday. (Why can't I remember what I learned in History class~maybe they should have put it to music.) Anyway, some of you younger readers may think this is a bit weird but this was a good old country western song from the 1950's.

15 comments:

SILVER said...

nothing weird..my 12 yr old loves all things "oldie".

Even i can't stand it.. sometimes!

Joann said...

My dad listened to all that great old country music, and I have great memories of this song, but my fave of Lefty Frizzell will always be Saginaw, Michigan. Some of my faves of the time are Marty Robbins & Johnny Horton. My dad's song to me was Jimmy Dean's 'To A Sleeping Beauty'... I got the album when he my dad died.

Marie said...

I just love Country Music, Linda, especially the "old" stuff! Todd and I both could listen to it for hours!

Jimmy's Journal said...

I happy you enjoyed the Lefty Frizell music. It was a little hard to find, but I "dood it."

Jimmy

Donna said...

That is a song I like to sing myself, when I get my guitar out. I also have it by Johnny Cash.

garnett109 said...

My Aunts,Mother And Grandmother listened to all of the 50's country, i grew up with it till i hit high school and was turned on to hard rock

Pamela said...

This was my Dad and Stepmother's kind of music. They lived in Alabama. I like it, too!

Julie said...

Or math to music, maybe I would be better at it. Jimmy always has a great selection.

Ally Lifewithally said...

I really enjoyed listening to "Lefty Frizzell" ~ I did Like Johnny Cash as well ~ I do love all Country Western music ~ Ally x

Marlene said...

Wow, That brings back memories. I listened to that kind until I discovered Rock and Roll. boy, Youtube has everything.

Gerry said...

I saw a young Johnny Cash singing that song about the crick rising in a show he did at a University. He was absolutely riveting, his looks, the dramatic way he sang it. I thought no wonder we loved all these older singers so much. I had a listen to this song and remember it well. I heard a lot of western songs being married to a singer who had a beautiful voice He lost his mother when he was 4 so when he sang, "I will have the last waltz with Mother," everyone would tear up including him!

Frances said...

I'm from this era, too. Linda. I still love the 'oldies but goodies'. I also love the instrumentals of Floyd Cramer.

Beth said...

The version of "Long Black Veil" that I know is by Johnny Cash. Cool song.

sober white women said...

this is one that I do not remember, but my grandmother use to listen to country music.
Kelli

Just Bill said...

Linda, DB and I did get to lunch. We had a nice lunch and I think we enjoyed eachother. To say the least it was a great time.
I am on call tonight and over the weekend with the family problem. I will email somtime and fill you completly with a picture he said I could shar.
Take care, Bill