So, it’s another “freebie” week here on M4, and in looking at the comments people made, I discovered I have enough for a “reader’s choice.” So, your picks for songs about dogs…
Bugler – Larry Murray This one comes to us courtesy of Arlee Bird, who tells us this cut comes from a record he found in a cut-out bin in the early Seventies and which has gotten a lot of play at his house. He also tells us The Byrds did the song as well.
Shannon – Henry Gross Halfmoon Mollie tells me this song was written about the passing of Carl Wilson’s (from The Beach Boys) Irish setter. I did not know that, did you?
They Gotta Quit Kickin’ My Dog Around (Missouri Hound Dog Song) – Byron G. Harlan Susan says that they used to sing this one back in her old hootenanny days. I found this recording, evidently made by the author all the way back in 1912, which I think means it came from one of those old toilet-paper-tube records they had back then. She tells me they used to sing it a lot faster.
Seamus – Pink Floyd Dan suggested this one, which I wasn’t familiar with. I heard it and liked it immediately, because it has a sort of Delta blues vibe.
GoD and DoG – Wendy J. Francisco JoAnna came up with this short ditty that is both enjoyable and has a sweet message. Wendy posted this on her own YouTube channel, so by all means go visit it.
Many thanks to my contributors this week. That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for July 25, 2016.