Until today, I had two great musical mysteries. Now I have one.
I remember back in the 60’s and 70’s there were these songs on the radio in which someone pretended to interview people and the answers were clips from popular songs. For years and years, I have wondered who did those songs. I did web searches. I rooted around AllMusic.Com. All to no avail.
And then today. On the way home from work, I was surfing around XM. I happened across the 60’s channel and lo and behold there it was- one of those songs. XM displayed the artist as Dickie Goodman. I came home, did a little research and found a Wikipedia entry, an AllMusic.Com entry and even a CD for sale.
Here’s a clip from one of the songs I remember, via Amazon.
The remaining musical mystery may be even tougher to solve. In Nashville in the mid-eighties I used to hear this song on WRVU, which was either called or had as its chorus the words “I wish I’d killed John Wayne.” It was a great song, probably by a local band. I have racked my brain trying to remember who did that song.
But I can’t remember.
Maybe Wally Bangs knows.