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.

7 comments:

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