Hellhound Sunday

For Jim Adam’s song lyric Sunday I chose a song that was recorded  in 1937 and to this day best performed ‘unplugged’ both live and in the studio.


When I was young, someone played this song for me on the guitar.

It was a spooky song about a Hellhound chasing a man to his death.

The song painted a picture in my mind’s eye of a man running through darkness, sadness and in terror.

Afterwards the person who sang it to me said, ‘ this is a song about a man who is running because a lynch mob is after him.’

I knew what a lynch mob was- and I knew I had understood the song perfectly. It was a horror song about a man being chased to his death by a monster.

I got to keep movin’, I got to keep movin’
Blues fallin’ down like hail, blues fallin’ down like hail
Hmmm-mmm, blues fallin’ down like hail, blues fallin’ down like hail
And the days keeps on worryin’ me
There’s a hellhound on my trail, hellhound on my trail
Hellhound on my trail
If today was Christmas Eve, if today was Christmas Eve
And tomorrow was Christmas Day
If today was Christmas Eve, and tomorrow was Christmas Day
Aw, wouldn’t we have a time, baby?
All I would need my little sweet rider just
To pass the time away, huh-huh
To pass the time away
You sprinkled hot foot powder, mmm
Mmm, around my door, all around my door
You sprinkled hot foot powder
All around your daddy’s door, hmm-hmm-hmm
It keep me with ramblin’ mind, rider
Every old place I go, every old place I go
I can tell the wind is risin’, the leaves tremblin’ on the tree
Tremblin’ on the tree
I can tell the wind is risin’, leaves tremblin’ on the tree
Hmm-hmm hmm-mmm
All I need’

And A One And A Two-

Daily Prompt: Favorite Album

When I was 12 years old my Mom and Dad used to shop at a department store called Kmart.

I liked Kmart- they used to have a concession stand and I used to like these shopping trips because I would buy a Blueberry Icee and some popcorn and then I would wander around the store.

My parents were pretty generous and I would ususally get a book or a little toy or something. But on  some trips I asked if I could go to the record store across the lot from Kmart and they always said yes.

Gray Matter  was a record store and they had a nice selection of albums ( not no 45’s  which is why I didn’t go there often, albums cost more ) but their main trade were Bongs ( or Glass Water ‘pipes’ lol ).

For some reason when I went in and looked at the albums ( which like I said I couldn’t afford unless I had birthday money or I had done a lot of Babysitting ) the guys who managed the store would give me the Promos for records, posters and the cutouts.

There wasn’t a lot of space on the walls for that stuff because the walls were lined with shelves for the Bongs and stuff like that so I guess giving me some of that stuff saved them a trip to the dumpster.

They knew I was there to mostly kill time, so we talked about my dog, my guitar lessons, sometimes we talked about who was going to be on the tv show ” Midnight Special ”

One day one of the salespeople asked how my guitar lessons were going and I said fine and he says, ” “Hey, take this. They’re an all girl band and they’re only a little older then you ”

He handed me this album and some posters tied to it:

That’s how I discovered the Runaways and became a life long Joan Jett fan.

I thought that was very nice and I was thanking him when he says- ” Hang on, you might like this one too- the girls are really good singers –  you should practice your singing too if you want to be in a band. ‘

So I don’t have one favorite album of all time, I have two and if you are curious that year I did learn to play and sing both of the songs I posted from these albums.


Sing It With Me Now!

WP Prompters decided to toss a fun prompt out and today they are asking:

What is your favorite genre of music?

I don’t have a favorite genre- some I like a little less then others- and my only rule of thumb is that when I’m reading or writing I don’t listen to music with vocals because it’s a distraction.

So instead of talking about music I posted some clips of songs that I like in videos that i think are fun to watch.

I hope you enjoy them.