But thanks to “Gentleman” Les Bond for running the evening, as a tribute to the late Jim Reeves on the anniversary of his death. The odd country song is OK, but they tend not to write many happy ones. Thanks to Diane for the scrolling again.
A reduced Ashes, but thanks to Brian on drums, nice to see himself and Carole back with us, Eddie on harmonica and a great effort by Tom on bass – the boy did good. Thanks to those who lead on some of the numbers – Dave on the opening Club Song without bass or drum accompaniment. Eddie, Carole, Ian, Ernie, George, Joe, Brendan, David S, Don; Donna, Margo and Carole were Hound Dogs, Brian was all at Sea with a Heartbreak; Sophie, Donna and Margo wore Walking Boots; and Carole, Donna and Margo Drove Old Dixie Down.
Nice to have a good STARTIME, so it’s thanks this week to
- Eddie who sang The Mavericks, Think Of Me (When You’re Lonely)(2011). Now I like Raul Malo, but I think the tune of this song is very reminiscent of Tie Me Kangaroo Down. We need to blame Buck Owens who had a No1 hit in the US Country Charts with the song in 1966.
- Joe with Dave, with a real Jim Reeves song, There’s Heartache Following Me from his 1963 album Good ‘n Country.
- Ernie gave us Ned Miller’s From A Jack To A King (1963), but first released in 1957. There have been many versions of the song, including Pat Boone, Elvis Presley, Don Gibson, Slim Whitman and of course, Jim Reeves.
- Carole, welcome back, gave us a version of Route 66, with full drum and bass accompaniment.