Monday’s Music Moves Me AND A Reminder About the A to Z Challenge Reflections post

A lot of you (me included) who did the A to Z Challenge have already written your Reflections post about all that was good, bad, or indifferent about the Challenge and posted it to your blog. If you have, or if you plan on writing one, you have until the end of day on Friday to add it to the Linky you can find here. Read the instructions that accompany the Linky carefully and follow them. Then, spend some time visiting the posts that are linked there and find out what everyone else is thinking. Thanks!

It’s a freebie day for the A to Z Challenge, and I’m going to make life easy for myself and just post one video. I’d post more, but as you’ll see if you watch it, there are several songs in it. It’s from the Tennessee Ernie Ford Show from April 13, 1961, when Ernie’s guests were the Everly Brothers. Don and Phil do a couple of numbers together, “Lucille” and “Walk Right Back,” then Ernie joins them for a little joking around and two numbers, “Rattlesnake Blues” and “Bird Dog.”

I love this video. Tennessee Ernie Ford was a great country and gospel singer and he clearly was quite fond of the Everlys, and this was just one of many apearances they made on his show.

Anyway, that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for this week.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Callie, Stacy, and Naila Moon, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.


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Author: John Holton

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16 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me AND A Reminder About the A to Z Challenge Reflections post”

  1. I remember watching Tennessee Ernie Ford with my dad! Walk Right Back is one of my favorites of the Everly Brothers. Thanks for brining back some good memories for me!

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    1. I don’t think we got Ernie’s show in Chicago, or maybe it’s just that we didn’t watch it. He had a tremendous voice.

      The Everlys were maybe not polished singers, but they sounded good together (close relatives tend to), they chose good material, and they were better than average guitar players. They influenced a lot of acts in the Sixties.

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  2. The Everly Brothers have one of the more interesting displays in Cleveland. I loved them. Tennessee Ernie, well, he wasn’t as phony as Jimmy Dean…but he sure was an acquired taste. With a great voice. Thanks, John.

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    1. The Everlys weren’t your typical rock act. They were more country than anything, which in those days was about right: a lot of country artists had rock hits. You think back to the Sixties and realize the Top 40 always had a couple of country songs on it, even duiring the British Invasion. I don’t remember Tennessee Ernie’s show that well, but that voice…

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  3. Way ta go Dude! You’re rockin’ the house to say the least. You forgot to sign in to our linky so others know you’re rockin’ along with us and stop by. Besides if you don’t sign in you won’t be up for being our Spotlight Dancer. I wait a while to choose give you a chance to sign in. THANKS. Everly Brothers was my big brothers favorite rest his soul. Thanks for sharing… YOU ROCK!

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    1. I’ll get to the Linky soon enough, but you don’t need to make me spotlight guy or whatever…

      The video was one of my favorites. The Everlys were great, and Tennessee Ernie Ford was a national treasure. What a voice that man had. The three of them just look like they’re having the best time…

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    1. Because they’re expensive, relative to reality shows, and they have a hard time syndicating them. I remember there was a variety show on almost every night of the week through the Seventies. Then, suddenly, nothing.

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