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Posts Tagged ‘Hot Rod Lincoln’

Saturday Matinee – Traffic Circle, Yes, Commander Cody & Bill Kirchen

Saturday, 13 July 2019

I have that record somewhere. I think it’s called “Roundabout.”
Oh wait.

YES, they did some some cool stuff to listen to while sitting in the dark at 2:30AM staring at a lava lamp and watching rotating light cylinder projections on the walls of your dorm bedroom and suddenly realizing that all your friends had gone to bed. C’mon admit it. They sang like musically talented prepubescent girls. Relayer was their last decent album IMO, but none of their stuff was roadtrip music.

Commander Cody‘s classic cover (of Charlie Ryan‘s 1955 recording of “Hot Rod Lincoln“) featured the King of Dieselbilly Bill Kirchen.

Check out what Kirchen did with some guitar mods over 60 years ago:

See what he did there? Now listen to this:

Be patient, there’s some awesome in that vid.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll do something or other tomorrow.

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Saturday Matinee – Arkie Shibley, Commander Cody, Roy Acuff, Rocky Roberts & The Bo-Keys

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys set up the original template for the answer song “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Charlie Ryan. For decades I thought Phil Harris was the original author/artist.

HRL was later covered by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen.

Smoke on the Water by Roy Acuff.

Rocky Roberts was pure awesome soul in France, but not in the US. [tip o’ the tarboosh to Bunkarina for the find.]

The Bo-Keys‘ moniker is a apparently a riff on The Bar-Kays and The Mar-Keys, both great session groups from Stax Records of Memphis Tennessee. There’s enough soul in the last vid to last you for at least a month.

Have a great weekend, and for all men who accept their duties as fathers and do it right, Happy Fathers Day.

3 Hot Chicks and a Hot Car

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Nothing like a little innocuous innuendo in a post title to generate a cheap and sleazy traffic spike.

Speaking of the classic “Hot Rod Lincoln,” here’s the version that was covered by Johnny Bond, that was covered by Roger Miller, that was covered by Commander Cody, that was covered by Asleep At The Wheel:

Charlie Ryan & the Timber Riders hit the charts on 9 May 1960 with “Hot Rod Lincoln” even though it was recorded in 1955. Unfortunately the videonazi bastards prevent embedding it here, so you gotta click to hear it.

[Image from here. Crossposted here.]


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