Flashback: “El Paso” by Marty Robbins

For the relatively new viewers of this blog, I should probably explain the Flashback segment every week I’ve been doing since 2013.

Every Friday (occasionally late on a Thursday night, rarely a Saturday) I post a YouTube clip from a song from pop or country history. Usually a different song every week (although twice I’ve erroneously put up the same song on two separate occasions), and the song it’s always at least 10 years old. Thus with the passing of a new year, everything from 2007 and older is currently eligible.

I thought “El Paso” would be a good start to the year, as this Marty Robbins epic tells quite a good yarn. It spent two weeks at #1 in late 1959 and early 1960, straddling not only two years but two decades.

Flashback Friday: “Hush Sweet Lover” by k.d. lang

Always liked this song from k.d. lang, circa 1993. It’s about (or so I thought) a woman trying to seduce another woman, which was rather radical subject matter for a pop song a couple of decades back.

D’OH! Turns out this was a “Flashback Friday” song back in February of 2014 as well. Sorry about that.

More to come tomorrow…

Flashback Friday: “American Dream” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

Picked this tune out before I had learned about the passing of wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes yesterday (a very dark sense of serendipity indeed), but the song is even more appropriate now…

Have a good weekend, everybody. More on tap tomorrow.