Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday music: Charley Pride

When I was growing up in Nebraska in the 1940s, this was not "country." It was just plain "music." And I puzzle today that country music in this more enlightened age seems to have so little room for African American voices and faces.

Coming up: Old West glossary, no. 35

1 comment:

  1. I've just been listening to the theme song from the 1970s musical adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which Charley Pride sang, "The River Song" (written by the Sherman Brothers and orchestrated by John Williams, no less). It's a beautiful song—I'm surprised it's not better known.