Needle on the Record

Our house had a record player. We listened to it all the time. I can remember Saturday nights with Dad on the grill in the back yard, the windows open, and the music playing. We had all sorts of records; most were country or beach music (both of my parents went to small colleges in the Palmetto State, and are expert shaggers).
The three I remember:

Great album.
“..Know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em,
Know when to walk away,
Know when to run..”
Words to live by.

Country Boy” is an amazing song – especially for the guitar fan.
“Show me where I start,
Find a horse and cart.
I’m just a country boy,
Country boy at heart.”

This album was my introduction to what we call ‘Oldies’ today. Every song is great. I probably still know all the words. My favorite song on the album was ‘Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night – probably because of the first lyrics: “Jeremiah was a bullfrog”

It’s great to have such good memories around these albums and their songs. While my musical preferences have changed and expanded over the years, these selections did their part in molding what I listen to today. Good times…

Images: Google Search results


  1. L.A.S
    10/16/2009 / 3:50 PM

    Those words to live by were written by Don Schlitz…but yeah, great country-crossover jam.

  2. L.A.S
    10/17/2009 / 3:31 PM

    JRS – I have a project I'd love for you to participate in. Could you please send me your email address so that I can contact you with the details. Thanks.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Close Me
Looking for Something?
Post Categories: