Monday, November 30, 2009
Floyd Cramer had his piano, Chet Atkins had his guitar, Bill Monroe had his mandolin, Kenny Buttrey had his drums, and Benny Martin had his fiddle. Benny invented and introduced his 8 string fiddle while he was recording for Decca. Hooray for innovation. Hope that makes up for the somewhat offensive lyrics. Might wanna cover your ears around the 1:10 mark, cause he lets all 8 strings go, Jimmy Hendrix style. I read also that Benny liked to dance around the stage while playing. Must have been quite a sight. Wonder if he ever fell off the stage?
Couldn't find a recording date for this one. I place it somewhere between 1955 and 1960.
My Fortune (feat. Jo Ann Martin)