Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Music Moves Me

Hello Music! 
Hello Monday!
Today's theme is the music your parents listened to and how it made you feel.
Folks that know me might already know what direction this music trip will be taking me.
My parents listened to old country which back then wasn't so old and gospel; all of which leaned heavy towards bluegrass music. 
I don't think I thought about how it made me feel. My Daddy is bit of a character and cut up, who could usually be found with a guitar on his knee. He would be just as likely to get up and dance around the room if the mood came over him. Not necessarily because he could dance he was just silly like that. Mama also had her zany moments too. Mama is blessed with an amazing gift for singing and harmony but she was also blessed with the ability to make up a sing song about just about anything. Mama also knows about every child's song there ever was.
I have to say I was blessed with a kind of childhood that very few children get. 
There was never a lot of dollars around; they had surely been replace with love and laughter. 

I'm going to start this journey with some Johnny Horton. 
Riding in Daddy's truck with a floorboard full of so many tools our knees were about up to our chins most likely on our way to cut wood. 

Could you see that alligator?
Let's play one more of Johnny's song's.
Mama always loved this one so good.

This next song is a good silly one. This bluegrass band is probably best known for the song
Rocky Top 
That's just one of many, many great songs recorded by the Osborne Brothers. They also stick in my mind so clear because Daddy loaded us all up and we drove to Lakeside Amusement Park to see them when I was fairly young.
I've been a fan ever since.

How about one more?

And another of Mama's favorites..

I'm going to end this musical train ride with a Hank Snow tune. 
With Daddy been a truck driver and spending his time in the military this song 
surely was a hit.

Thanks for stopping by
Keep Hoppin' 


  1. I enjoyed them Lynn thanks for sharing and stopping by ;-)

    Have a fantastico week ;-)

    1. glad you enjoyed these oldies.

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    1. I use to think I had a ridiculous think ridiculous is pretty great.

  3. Spot on with all of your music choices! I love Johnny Horton...maybe you needed "North to Alaska"?!? Hehe I always requested that one from Daddy. And I remember the Osbourne Brothers and of course Hank Snow. But I do not remember Lakeside Amusement Park. Maybe too young?!?

    1. were such a baby..for real.

  4. Can't say I ever heard any of these, but I was swaying to the tunes just the same. Thanks for joining us, and sharing your wonderful memories.

    1. Thanks Marie. I think that's alot of what I love about the MM; It's hearing music I hadn't ever heard or maybe never considered. Either way, it's always fun.

  5. The Battle of New Orleans always makes me think of my Uncle Roger. He sang this song when I was a little girl and every time I hear it today, I smile and think of him. Thanks for sharing all of your memorable picks from your childhood on Monday's Music Moves Me!

    1. I love it.Daddy would sing it too. It's so funny; he can pick a guitar but cannot carry a tune.LOL. He also loved to follow-up with a little history lesson.

  6. That is such a wonderful thing to have such beautiful memories of one's childhood. A blessing indeed.

    Thanks for sharing and rocking with us.

    Hope your week is going great!