26 December 2007

Sing it, Slim

I'm guessing the timeframe is late 70s, maybe early 80s and he's older and a bit thinner on the top, plus his voice cracks a little on those high notes. But, I used to hear this on the stereo when visiting the ex in-laws. At the time I thought it was kind of hokey country stuff. But now that I've heard it again I think the man has a pretty darned good voice. In fact, a really good voice.

So, a little bit of country nostalgia for you.

Slim Whitman


Ramblin' Ed said...

Did not know Slim was from Tampa. I can ontake a limited amount of the falsetto stuff. Like Joe Ely, who I love, will get off on some Tex-Mex hily gh pitched bender and I gotta hit the skip button before too long.

In high school I was looked at askance becase I found Led Zep and especially Rush pretty irritating to listen to. I wanted to like them, but they sang like mannish girls.

I have since come to appreciate more of Zeppelin's stuff. Mostly.

Also, something I find amusing is that I did not like Styx very much, but went to see them many times. Why? Because my friends loved them. I much rather enjoyed KISS and Blue Oyster Cult. And, of course, Jerry Lee Lewis. Yeah, I'm a real music slut.

Ramblin' Ed said...

Sorry. I still don't know why doing an edit to a comment before you post it makes it garble like that.

The line above should read:
I can onlyvtake a limited amount of the falsetto stuff. Like Joe Ely, who I love, will get off on some Tex-Mex high pitched bender...

Ramblin' Ed said...

Well hell... don't look like it'll ever come out right. I'll just assume you can decipher what I am trying to say.

I know. You saw 3 comments already and thought you had become wildly popular. Sorry.

A.G.T. said...

Yes, durnit. I saw the 3 comments and thought it might be time to load the page with Google ads, sit back and watch the 1000s of $$ roll in. Just like they advertise on TV about making all that easy money out here on this internet thingy. I just wonder if it might not be some scam to part the innocents from the money.

Re Slimbo, I found it interesting also that Slim had the longest running No 1 song in the U.K. for 34 years or sumtin' like that. This song right here, in fact.

Fish-2 said...

I enjoyed that. Hadn't heard anything from him in years

A.G.T. said...

Like I said I never really paid much attention to him and then somehow ran into him out here on the internet last week. Got curious and played a couple YouTubes of his singing and darned if now I don't realize that he one heck of singer. Not to everyone's taste, but still he can sing. Plus, it appears he made a fortune over the years, especially in Europe.

flash said...

I ran his fan club here in the U.S. for 23 years. He's has recorded 541 songs. I have many favorites including "Broken Wings" and "Keeper of the Keys." For Slim Whitman merchandise google Slim Whitman Collectors International.

A.G.T. said...

Thanks, Flash, I'll check him out some more. Like I said I was late coming to appreciate Slim's voice and style. In hindsight, he's really good - an excellent singer, musician and entertainer.

Apologies to you, Slim, for taking so long to become a fan.