1961, Ernie Ford and The Everly Brothers-"Rattlesnake Daddy," 1:27 of pure bliss in vintage color!!!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    This is one minute and twenty-seven seconds of heaven from 55 years ago. From a surviving 2" color videotape.

  2. Deano6

    Deano6 Forum Resident

    Plymouth, NC, USA
    That was KILLER! Love Ol' rockin' Ern. EBs too.
  3. jeffrey walsh

    jeffrey walsh Forum Resident

    Scranton, Pa. USA
    Leaves me wanting more!
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  4. bxbluesman

    bxbluesman Forum Resident

    Bronx, NY
    I remember his show. I turned 10 in 1961. He always closed his show with a few bars of "16 Tons", if I remember correctly.
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  5. sami

    sami Mono Rules

    Jersey Shore
    Thank you for that, Steve. Absolutely off the charts.
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  6. seilerbird

    seilerbird Well-Known Member

    Fantastic Steve. Thanks for posting.
  7. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Wow that was great. Thanks for posting it.
    Man, when the three of them are singing together towards the end they sound like the Andrews .. Brothers...or something .:D
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  8. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident

    Collingswood, NJ
    Pure rock & roll (and country) bliss. Thanks!

    IIRC, isn't there a clip of the 3 of them doing "Bird Dog" from the same episode?
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  9. rswitzer

    rswitzer Forum Resident

    Golden, CO USA

    BTW, Tennesse Ernie Ford is 42 in this clip. Don 24, Phil 22.
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  10. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident

    Collingswood, NJ
    What I love about both clips is how Ernie is so obviously & sincerely down with the EBs, unlike the often condescending attitude displayed toward rock acts by many of the older* TV hosts of that era.

    *I'm in my late 50s.
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  11. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

    East TN
    Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Everly Brothers at their best. Only thing lacking out of this is more of the same. Does not get any better than this!
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  12. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    Pretty amazing on a lot of levels. The color is stunning. Back then you had to have real talent to pull that off. Loved his acting in I Love Lucy. Very enjoyable video....thanks as always for sharing.
  13. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    OK never saw a guitar played with six hands!
  14. joepepitone

    joepepitone Living the Rock and Roll lifestyle

    Nice. I like the Marlo Thomas guitar.
  15. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    I don't know why but I always thought of Tennessee Ernie Ford as a hillbilly Walt Disney.
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  16. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH Forums.

    The filmclip may be in living colour, but I love the look of the B+W guitar!
  17. Dok

    Dok Forum Resident

    Hmm... then you should check out Walk Off The Earth's version of 'Somebody I Use To Know' on youtube. Almost 179 million views.
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  18. hutlock

    hutlock Forum Resident

    Cleveland, OH, USA
    I've seen a longer version of this clip with them monkeying around about the guitar and telling the story of the multiple people playing the guitar. But the song is still the best part. Love me some Everlys.
  19. Joseph LeVie

    Joseph LeVie Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Only four are doing the playing.
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  20. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    How cool was that? Thanks Steve!
  21. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    I love it when people turn me on to something I'm not interested in. Makes me feel like I've still got a chance to learn something. Congrats on the find!
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  22. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    Marysville, WA
    Brought a smile to my face. Thanks!
  23. segue

    segue Forum Resident

    so great!
  24. Dingo

    Dingo Forum Resident

    That's gold.Reminds me of seeing Stevie Ray and Jimmie doing four hands, one guitar in Melbourne so many years ago.
  25. bleachershane

    bleachershane Forum Resident

    Glasgow, Scotland
    Colour videotape surviving since 1961? Great stuff, better than the BBC archives could muster!

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