' The Ballad Of Davy Crockett ' : #1 Sixty-five Years Ago Today

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  1. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I used to sing it in the shower!
     
  2. Hurakan

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    Doug Sahm The Texas Tornado - 'The Ballad of Davy Crockett" - (Augie Meyers) - feat. The Gourds - 1998

     
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  3. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    I mean the song was the in our music book and I would teach it to my elementary school music students. The kids liked the song.
     
  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    OK. : )
     
  5. Denim Chicken

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    Yes! Impossible to be on a bad mood with that song playing in your head.
     
  6. SKATTERBRANE

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    I heard it on Fess Parker's TV series. (I think it was a Disney series). (Yes Fess Parker played both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.)
     
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    it's uplifting! Davy, Davy Crockett! Can ya hear it?!
     
  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I know the 2 DC movies were Disney Movies...
     
  9. SKATTERBRANE

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    I do not remember seeing the movies, but it was on TV as a series for awhile.
     
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  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes...Disney Treasures DVD series put out a limited tin with both DC movies...it's great.
     
  11. jomo48

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    And now I have the Smokey the Bear song repeating in my brain.

    " prowlin' and a-growlin' and a- sniffin' the air..."

    Enough!
     
  12. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7

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    Radical!
     
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  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  14. Greg braun

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    Had the coonskin cap. Watched it first time around. Watched it again last week on Disney tv. Still have a pic of me in my csp on santas lap.
     
  15. Floydhead1989

    Floydhead1989 Well-Known Member

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  16. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    Your mom was cool.
     
  17. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    Never heard that one. It was great ! Thanks for posting it and thanks Satchmo!
     
  18. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    Another great version. Thanks for posting it.
     
  19. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

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    My grandmother gave me a coonskin cap for my 6th birthday. I only had a vague idea who Davy Crockett was. But apparently my dad was a huge fan when he was that age, so my grandmother just naturally assumed that I was a fan as well. I don't think she really understood that the TV show had been off the air for 25 years and that pop culture was constantly changing.
     
  20. wellhamsrus

    wellhamsrus Duke of Earl

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    Being old, I watched both the Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett shows and can still sing the theme songs. But I preferred F-Troop, mainly for Wrangler Jane:

     
  21. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    wow what a fabulous memory to have! you're lucky. : )
     
  22. dsdu

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    Buddy Ebsen played Georgie Russell, Davey's sidekick.
     
  23. wes4usc

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    I was born in 1952 and I was Davy Crockett crazy as a 3 or 4 year old kid. I know that I knew the words to "Davy Crockett" and used to sing it all the time! (From memory now: "Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier. Born on a mountain top in Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free. Kilt him a bar when he was only 3 ...." ---that's all I got.) I know I had a coonskin hat - it had fake fur sides and a raccoon tail, but the top was some sort of brown colored vinyl. I grew up in Hawaii and wearing the hat in that weather would make my head sweat so much that it would run down my temples and forehead. But, as my mom used to love to tell everyone when I was older, "he refused to take it off even though his head was full of perspiration". (Remember when mom refused to say "sweat" because it was uncouth and instead would say "perspiration"?) I was also a big fan of the TV shows and was sad when Davy died in the Alamo. I also remember having a Davy Crockett t-shirt.
     
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  24. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

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  25. JohnO

    JohnO Forum Resident

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    This is the original 1955 hit version. The YouTube description on this video notes that some CD reissues use an alternate take.

     

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