Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Price is Right.

Eunice's favorite singer, the original Cherokee Cowboy, Mr. Ray Price. His schmaltzy, string-drenched 70's output was hugely successful, especially his hits penned by Kris Kristofferson: "For the Good Times", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night", which were always in heavy rotation around the house (8-tracks, naturally).

Come to think of it, Kristofferson wrote "Sunday Morning, Coming Down" too, our theme song here at Percy Me! I guess that makes him something of a patron saint, a common thread...a hirsute and manly common thread, if you will. Look for our all-Kristofferson episode soon, which I just thought up.

But "City Lights"...this is a classic honky-tonk country shuffle, written by Bill Anderson, and indicative of Price's 50's and 60's sound with his band, The Cherokee Cowboys (nice suits). From 1958:

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