Tuesday, January 25, 2005


 Classic country and western music (30's - 50's) stems from the fact that these performers were quite a bit closer to their roots. Hank Williams tops them all, with Jimmie Rodgers coming in a close second. Some acts, like the Carter family, kept these ties for their entire career. The song that really does it for me is Dust on the Bible. Kitty Wells did a stirring rendition in the late fifties. What could top this rebuke - “Dust on the Bible! Dust on the Bible!” With the proper delivery you could shame someone for their fallen ways AND slovenly housekeeping. It just doesn’t get any more down-home than that. So if your Bible has been neglected give it a little ‘spit-shine’, it could save you a world of disgrace.

By Professor Batty


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