@JimmyMarr Aww shucks, Jimmy, even us banjo players with questionable chromosomes cain git eet rot once in a coon's age.
@DaveNY I didn't mean to be rude to you, @NBForrest, I just wanted you to know that I instantly recognized your reference. I listened to these old boys when I was still in the cradle. Very deep and persistent memories until one day my older sister brought home her first Elvis Presley record. If Daddy didn't whip her ass blue, he sure as hell shoulda.
That rendition of Jimmy Marr the Newsboy was enlightening: I didn't know Earl also played a real musical instrument.
Here's the definitive performer of the tune, Mac Wiseman:
@NBForrest @DaveNY As I was sayin', before I was so rudely interrupted. The appearance of an Elvis record on the home front was a big culture shock. My sister "why you got to be so mean, Daddy? Is it just 'cause he wiggles his hips a little bit?"
Daddy: "This is how it starts, Honeybun, but mark my words, before it's all said and done Kentucky farm girls will be totin' Gestapo weapons to town!"
It's all coming back to me now. Might be paraphrased a bit, but that's the gist of what he said.
@NBForrest @DaveNY Aside from just weaving a yarn, I think there may be a grain of truth in what I vaguely remember about the Elvis phenomenon. My dad wouldn't have been back from the war long at that time and I'm pretty sure he knew something was wrong with America with the war he'd fought in, and in his mind it was somehow associated with Elvis. He might not have been so wrong since Elvis came to be associated with Negro music and it would ultimately even be said that he stole it from them
@JimmyMarr @DaveNY That nigra bop is the quintessence of all the animal licentiousness of the jungle. We've already seen how easily foolish young White girls are seduced away from wholesome musical artists like Flatt & Scruggs by crooning Eye-talians like Sinatra, with their trilby hats, silk suits & oily city slicker ways. This Presley character, with his hip thrusts & gyrations...our only consolation is that he's the sure sign of the immanent return of Our Lord Jesus Christ...
@JimmyMarr @NBForrest If I wasn't getting some good, verbal dollops of ribbing from you, Pieville would be much less enjoyable. Besides, it isn't me that's keeping the musical reunion of the decade from happening, it's that damned prima donna @NBForrest and his meddlesome jewish/Japanese dance partner, Yoko Schlomo.