Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Back to the Country: Country Music Pet Sounds

Howdy Friends, I'm sure most of y'all are familiar with the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" and Pink Floyd's "Several Species of Small Furry Animals...," but I'm here to remind you that country musicians have also been incorporating animal sound effects into their recordings for nearly 100 years.

Tomorrow morning I'll be hosting Back to the Country once again and the theme this week is Country Music Pet Sounds--not just songs about animals, but three full hours of tunes that incorporate zany animal sound effects! Who would do that, you ask? Well, for starters, Hank Williams, Uncle Dave Macon, Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Horton, Elvis Presley, Loretta Lynn, Jerry Reed, Link Wray, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Betty Amos w/ Judy & Jean, Kenny Roberts, Frankie Miller, and like, a gazillion more! And it should come as no surprise that several modern traditional country acts are also making stellar animal noises these days.

I've got lots of my favorite tunes in the queue; Showtime is tomorrow (5/11) morning from 9am-noon CST on WORT 89.9FM in Southern Wisconsin or streaming at www.wortfm.org and via the WORT app. It's gonna be goofy and it's gonna be great!

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