Wichita Linemen, Part Deux

:: The Electronic Concept Orchestra - Wichita Lineman ::

:: The Ray Charles Singers - Wichita Lineman ::

:: Boots Randolph - Wichita Lineman ::

Here's a few more Wichita Linemen for your consideration.

1) The Electronic Concept Orchestra - Tony covered another one of their albums a few years ago. A loose configuration of studio musicians featuring Eddie Higgins on Moog. Sublime.

2) The Ray Charles Singers - Think there could never be another Ray Charles? In fact there always has been. This Ray Charles was never accused of being a genius though. I admit I didn't know about this particular RC until a couple of years ago after I'd posted a song by a young man named Jamie called "50 Nifty United States". The song was written by Ray Charles, so naturally I assumed what most people would assume. Someone told me later it was written by the white, decidedly square Ray Charles. I'm confused. Can't that name be copyrighted or something?

3) Boots Randolph - From an album called Yakety Revisited, Boots put his indelible stamp on Jimmy Webb's masterpiece. I wonder what Benny Hill would have done with this.

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Monday, February 18, 2008 7:02:00 PM

I'm just not feeling the yakety on the Boots track. It's like some producer told him, "Hey, you can't yakety up everything."

I dig the moog action though.    

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:15:00 AM

"50 Nifty United States" was the intro to a regular segment on the old PERRY COMO SHOW in which perry, his guests, and the back-up singers would sing songs about the various United States.    

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:08:00 PM

Culturecide: "Tacky Souvenirs..."


second track on side two: "wichita lineman"
parody: "Houston Lawman"    

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