Friday, February 8, 2008

The New Christy Minstrels

My mind is like a glass of pop - that's soda for you Easterners and Co'Cola for you Southerners. Anyway, my mind just has random thoughts float to the surface at the oddest moments. Today while subbing, I suddenly remembered the New Christy Minstrels.

The New Christy Minstrels was a groovin folk group. My folks and all the aunts and uncles loved them. When we all get got together, which was often, someone would put a NCM album on the big ole stereo and everyone sang along - loudly. Within 2 listens we'd have it memorized then just sing it on our own to Uncle Sam's banjo and my Dad trying to follow on the harmonica.

I still like the NCM - wonder if I can find them on iTunes? Happy stuff, like polka music. Yeah, I'm a dork but I'm a HAPPY dork.


michaelg said...

You did this just to get that evil song in my head, didn't you? Didn't you??

Mnmom said...

he he he he he he he

Bubs said...

All I can think of is the movie "A Mighty Wind"

Cheesecake Maven said...

Oh gosh that brings back good memories for me too! What did we do with those albums? Auction? I think I have some of them on cassette tape, but I'm still SOL, no tape player either! NCM and Johnny Cash and the Dillards. Yup, we're bona fide dorks.

Melinda June said...

I want to see them weld.

Johnny Yen said...

I have the 45 of that song somewhere in my basement.

It's funny-- when I went to school downstate (Eastern Illinois University), I discovered that people call it "soda." When I referred to drinking a "pop," my downstate friends had no idea what I was talking about.

Mnmom said...

Three things I'm loving about this clip
1. The Indian guy singing along
2. There was a show called Hootenanny
3. The lead singer