Friday, July 28, 2023

“Hey, Porter!”

Johnny Cash | Listen: Hey Porter

My annual Summer (Sun Records) Rockabilly Fun has inspired me to totally immerse myself in 
Classic Country.

It’s all thanks to Johnny Cash, Charlie Feathers and growing up in the 80’s. Way back in early 80’s I clearly remember Dolly PartonKenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, John Denver, Reba McEntire, George Strait… It seemed like they were everywhere. The Dukes of Hazzard theme song, by the legendary Waylon Jennings, has never stopped randomly playing in my Surreal Pop mind.

Charlie Feathers made me bonkers for Rockabilly and appreciate Classic Country music. Charlie Feathers music has a, Come Si Dice*, a certain kind of relaxed, cool essence to it. I love the Rockabilly parts of it as well as the Country flavor in Charlie Feathers songs. 

I absolutely love everything Johnny Cash recorded while at Sun Records. This time around, instead of enjoying all the Rockabilly Sun Records has to offer, I felt the need for more Cash after Sun Records, and so far, I truly enjoy what I hear.

The story so far…

Hank Williams • Johnny Cash • Buck Owens • Merle Haggard  • Waylon Jennings • Kris Kristofferson & it keeps on going.

Waylon Jennings | Lyrics

I've always been crazy, and the 

trouble that it's put me through

Been busted for things 

that I did, and I didn't do

I can't say I'm proud of all 

of the things that I've done

But I can say I've never 

intentionally hurt anyone

I've always been different 

with one foot over the line

Winding up somewhere 

one step ahead or behind

It ain't been so easy, but 

I guess I shouldn't complain

I've always been crazy, but 

it's kept me from going insane

Beautiful lady, are you 

sure that you understand

The chances you're taking 

loving a free living man?

Are you really sure you 

really want what you see?

Be careful of something that's 

just what you want it to be

I've always been crazy, but 

it's kept me from going insane

Nobody knows if it's something 

to bless or to blame

So far I ain't found a rhyme 

or a reason to change

I've always been crazy, but 

it's kept me from going insane

Waylon Jennings

Listen: “I’ve Always Been Crazy”

*Quoting Michael Corleone in 

The Godfather part 1, restaurant scene.