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Del Reeves (Born 14th July, 1932)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:32 am
by john poole
Born Franklin Delano Reeves in Sparta, North Carolina - 85 years ago today on 14 July, 1932; a couple of weeks after FDR received the nomination to be the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate [died 1st January, 2007]

‘Looking at the world through a windshield’ (1968) with George Owens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vK6TN8L9-U
song written by Jerry Chesnut together with the DJ Mike Hoyer; covered by Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen on their second LP

‘This must be the bottom’ - assisted by the Wilburn Brothers. Song written by Del and recorded for a 1965 LP which was titled “Doodle-oo-doo-doo” ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwRN9hjzcZI
https://www.discogs.com/Del-Reeves-Dood ... se/5630185

‘On the back row’ from the Porter Wagoner Show (1969?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR1t2kz23eA
another written by Jerry Chesnut, this one with Norro Wilson - first recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis (his version posted on SotW last month after Norro Wilson’s death). George Jones also recorded the song in the 70s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del_Reeves

Others named after FDR include the mandolinist Franklin Delano Roosevelt Wakefield (pka “Frank Wakefield” - he was 83 last month); and Delano “Del” McCoury