The Cumberland Post

The Cumberland Post
My Backyard, Six Miles from the Cumberland River

Sunday, March 21, 2010

For All the Sunday Dancers: The Shenandoah Waltz

If you don't appreciate good hardcore Bluegrass, I recommend you start with Sammy Kaye's version (#3) of "The Shenandoah Waltz" at the bottom of this post and work your way up. But don't leave out the Johnson Boys; they are gifted musicians who sing wonderful Bluegrass harmony.

Last night was the Vernal Equinox. Hooray! We've had two straight days of warm sunshine, the daffodils bloomed, and I saw two chickadees building a get your dancing (waltzing) shoes on. Spring is officially here.

1. The Johnson Boys from 1988. A song written back in 1947 by Country musicians Clyde Moody (lyrics) and Chubby Wise (melody)...

2. Chubby's own instrumental version...

3. Sammy Kaye's big band interpretation of this song (love those clarinets, at least I think they're clarinets)...

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