Hello pals. Ow fings? Welcome to Week 26 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Tucker to make da decishun, so let's see wot ideas come in dis week:
a last minute link...James Dean Bradfield - An English Gentleman. Just cos the name made me think of this song!
Choice is This Ole House by Shakin' Stevens. Coz This Old House woz annuver hit on Jimmy Deans album.
A contemporary of Jimmy Dean was Tennessee Ernie Ford. his song "sixteen tons" is also about coal mines describings the problems wiht being an employee of the mines - you had to buy all your provisions from the company store which marked up goods considerably. you paid the store by having your wages garnished. I also have a thing men who can reach really low notes.
The Second thing I recall is Rowlff the Dawg, the muppet ever seen, on the Jimmy Dean Show. I used to watch the Jimmy Dean show just for Rowlff. the rest of the show was for country loving adults. I disliked country music. So, Rowlff has an album, Ol' Brown Ears Is Back. My choice on that is "A New York State of Mind".
Dis week me pick is "Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce. Why? cuz it about a big bad man too and da singer/songwriter also named Jim!
I thought long and hard about the link to Big John, really difficult, a haunting song with good lyrics and catchy tune. Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash, why Big John was enigmatic and a brave hero, the lyrics of Ring of Fire are heroic, and Johnny Cash gives me the tenuous link "john".
Bad to the Bone. Coz is also bout bein a bad boy!
And da winner ... as chosen by ... @bvfeyj (Tucker) is ....... @maggietkat's entry no 1 - Sixteen Tons!
The song: Sixteen Tons
The year: 1955 (original 1946)
The artist: Tennessee Ernie Ford
Well done Maggie, woz brilliant linky! Please keep playin pals, is so much fun when there dus be lots of entries ;).
Pals, is time again get your finkin caps on an send me (find out how on da guidelines page fing) the next link in the chain. Da winner dis week dus be pickin da winner next week and dat means you @maggietkat.
So, it's over to you! Email me: lexie at toxicpenguin dot com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until noon (GMT) Sunday 10 July 2011. I also wants to tell you sometime they dussnt always seem to come frew, so double-check wiv me bout dat.
As a look on da right to see all of da links in our chain. Is gettin longer all da time!
Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!