Friday, March 30, 2007

Cowboy Favourites

An EP I found recently in a charity shop by the Bill Shepherd Ranch Hands who obviously have never been west of Basingstoke in their lives. Its on the obscure Rainbow label from 1963 and presume it was aimed at children. The medley includes such ":favourites" as Can I Sleep In The Barn Tonight Mister, My Grandfather's Clock, Streets Of Laredo, Roving Gambler and the old skiffle favourite Tom Dooley.

Some more about Cowboy Songs HERE

Bill Shepherd Ranch Hands - Cowboy Songs 2

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Abdul Abulbul Amir

Someone wanted this track uplaoding so heres the wonderful Frank Crummit version from this great CD of all his "hits" on the Happy Days Series, a division of Conifer Records. No idea if its still available but well worth the three or four quid that it cost in 1990.

This song was recorded in New York on 17th August 1934.

Frank Crummit - Abdul Abulbul Amir

Monday, March 05, 2007

Red Nose Day

Thansk all- their is a group here at Flickr that needs your input. sadly only 9 people on it and its been open year! Join now and boost awareness of a great day of FUN.

I had a nap this morning as I didnt sleep much last night. Up and down like a fiddlers elbow! Stress and being 60 soon i guess- a bit of a corker of a watershed!

I just spoke to my 86 old Auntie who had me in stitches about what a "naughty boy you was - always burying my ornaments in the garden and and filling the next doors toilet with pebbles! Mrs. Dennis next door said "'es gorn and done it again Mrs. Murray!"

Also she walks down a big hill and up a again and gets her shopping despite high blood pressure! Amazing!

So there is hope for us all. She also said "You also buried some wooden elephants and when we found them several years later they had rotted away and all that was left were the rusty metal bits that hold them together!"

I nearly choked laughing at this point. I hope I have her energy and stamina at her age. My other Aunti now in a home for the bewildered is doing well and looks fantastic said Auntie No. 1 - "she looked better than me! - the wrinkles had been iroend out and she had a new hair-do !" What a tonic it was to speek to her and several other poeple tonight - sorry if I burst your ear drums with my incessent chortle.

I think I am going through some kind of mid -life crisis I should have had ten years ago, but Archie has kept me young at heart. My brain seems re-wired- new synapeses and using parts I never accessed before. Its a bewildering and strange feeling! Anybody else been through that?

Watching Silver Surfers later to get some tips! On C4 I think.

Big Al Davies & The Wheels Of Steel!

A delightfull little ditty that will make you come over all unnesessery and run down lifes garden path to the celery patch!