Actually both of them are in my DNA. My mom loved the Sons Of The Pioneers. She only played one song on the guitar and it was Cool Water in D. The Ventures helped pioneere my intro into the guitar world and playing in my 1st gigging band back in '65 - '69. The boys and I still get together...
Sometimes I learn something that suprises me. I never would have guessed Janis was born before Dolly. I have to reset that impression. Kind of like when I realized one of my first wifes uncles was younger than me after always thinking for no good reason that he was older. Jim
Maybe Dolly's appearance and appeal to an older generation of listeners maybe? That'd be my guess.
As for your wife's Uncle, the fact he IS an uncle probably helped with that impression. That kind of thing can get confusing and in today's "extended" family atmosphere, THIS song doesn't sound so much as a "novelty".---
I've got to mention, due to his huge influence on many over the decades, probably for over a century, that today marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of HUDDIE LEDBETTER(aka: LEADBELLY). Blues/folk-blues singer/songwriter and 12-string master.
Friend and inspiration to many of our contemporary "heroes", his life too, is an inspiration. And although interesting to watch, the 1976 biopic "LEADBELLY" really does him no justice.
But, we can't let this pass without a listen...
Probably his best known and most covered tune...
This one shows his playing skills...
But this might be more familiar..;)
And I hope I didn't go thru the trouble of posting these for nothing. Whitefang
Looks like I'm beating O'Shite in mentioning DJANGO REINHARDT'S 108th anniversary of his birth.
But it's also country singer/songwriter JOHNNY RUSSELL'S birthday, and he'd be 78 if still among us. Noted for many tunes done by many greats, and particularly "Act Naturally" for Buck Owens and later The Beatles. Whitefang
Yeah, where is Caevan when we need him? He always reminded us to keep Django in mind on his birthday. This video will show us why we admire him so much. It tells of his ability to play better than all others with such a handicap in his fretting hand...he his the King of Improvisation IMHO!
Here's DR sticking it in Hitler's eye & ear w/ a v beautiful tune ...just so, y'know, pop music ala The Beatles didn't just happen when there were Beatles (TK, John ! ) Nuages = "clouds" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY0FF4iR9Cw
BTW, here's an interesting look at DR's playing w/ his crippled hand...(can you guess what he might've been like before his injury ?!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANArGmr74u4
Sadly, most of Django's pre-injury playing was as accompanyist on either guitar or "banjo-guitar" for French "stars" like MAURICE ALEXANDER, MAURICE CHAUMEL and VICTOR MARCEAU, and he can be heard doing rhythm work on this old recording c. 1928:
Today marks the 81st anniversary of guitarist MAGIC SAM's birth.
And also the 71st anniversary of TIM BUCKLEY'S birth.
Tim, near the end, developed a unique vocal style, And his (probably) most heralded LP, "Greeting From LA", featured enough songs so heavily laced with sexual content that CREEM magazine's DAVE MARSH dubbed the music, "F***K-Rock". couple examples:
Today is the 102nd anniversary of the birth of BILL DOGGETT, who wrote the seminal tune "Honky Tonk", which gave us the familiar "riff" that was many a "boomer's" first guitar riff. And one that's been used with countless variations in countless rock'n'roll tunes.
It's also what would have been SONNY BONO's 83rd birthday Whitefang