Alley Cat – Chet Atkins

“Bent Fabric,” the composer of “Alley Cat” which each and every one of you has heard, passed away. His original is great, and so is the Chet Atkins version.

If you can find a Chet Atkins version of anything that is not 100 per cent awesome, you get your own circle of Hell. Dante himself had an iPod full of Chet Atkins stuff. It’s in history and everything.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm on A♠ at July 28, 2020 10:23 PM

Oct 5, 2015 – 2:20

Wikipedia: Bent Fabric

Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (7 December 1924 – 28 July 2020), better known internationally as Bent Fabric, was a Danish pianist and composer..

Bent Fabricius-Bjerre was born in Frederiksberg, Denmark. He started a jazz ensemble after World War II and founded a label, Metronome Records, in 1950. However, he is best known for his 1961 instrumental “Omkring et flygel” (literally, “Around a Piano”) which became a hit in Denmark. The song was re-released worldwide under the name “Alley Cat” on Atco Records the following year, and went to #1 in Australia and #49 in Germany. The tune also became a hit in the United States; the song hit #2 on the AC chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the LP of the same name hit #13 on the Billboard 200. “Alley Cat” also won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The follow-up single, “Chicken Feed”, hit #63 in the U.S.

Fabricius-Bjerre had done extensive work in film scores prior to the success of his singles, and continued to work in film for decades after. In 2003, Fabricius-Bjerre returned to the charts, this time in his native Denmark. He released the album Jukebox as Bent Fabric, where he worked with critically acclaimed Danish musicians. The singles “Jukebox” hit #3 in Denmark and “Shake” hit #10 that year. In 2006, a remix of “Jukebox” was released, and the title track became a dance music hit, peaking at #7 on the US Dance/Club Play charts. The album was also re-released in the United States, this time featuring a remix of his famous instrumental song “Alley Cat”, among others.…

Wikipedia: Chet Atkins

Chester Burton Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as “Mr. Guitar” and “The Country Gentleman”, was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, Bob Ferguson and others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist. He also played the mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and ukulele.…

Emmylou Harris – C’est la vie (you never can tell) 1977

fritz51355 – Sep 6, 2009 – 3:53
h/t Chi-Town Jerry on A♠

It was a teenage wedding
And the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre
Did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame
Have rung the chapel bell
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to slow you never can tell

They furnished off an apartment
With a two room Roebuck sale
The coolerator was crammed
With T.V. dimmers and ginger ale
But when Pierre found work
The little money comin’ worked out well
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

They had a hi-fi phono
Boy did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records
All rockin’ rhythm and jazz
But when the sun went down
The rapid tempo of the music fell
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

(Instrumental)

They bought a souped-up jitney
T’was a cherry-red fifty nine [three]
They drove it down to New Orleans
To celebrate their anniversary
It was there that Pierre
Was wedded to the lovely mademoiselle
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

It was a teenage wedding
And the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre
Did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame
Have rung the chapel bell
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to slow you never can tell

“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to slow you never can tell
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to slow you never can tell


emmylouharris.com
Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and has won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Wikipedia:
Born: April 2, 1947, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Genres: Country, folk, Americana, country rock, country folk, bluegrass, Christian country, Outlaw Country
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, musician

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COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME MEMBER CHARLIE DANIELS PASSES

Born:October 28, 1936, Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.

Nashville, Tenn. (July 6, 2020) — Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.

From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a true road warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need. The Charlie Daniels Band has long populated radio with memorable hits and his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Over the course of his career, Daniels received numerous accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Daniels helped to shine the spotlight on the many causes that are close to his heart. He was a staunch supporter of the military and gave his time and talent to numerous charitable organizations, including The Journey Home Project, that he founded in 2014 with his manager, David Corlew, to help veterans of the United States Armed Forces.