Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Spiders and Snakes - Jim Stafford (1973)

It's all too common for me to read something & find a song in my head as a result.

So it was today, beginning to learn of It All Started...'s latest encounters with unwelcome Australian wildlife. A novelty song? - yeah, maybe... but it's rather good too. As a bonus (for me, at least) Spiders and Snakes has served as a reminder of some suitable Story Songs from the same period; keep 'em peeled, pop fans.

Spiders and Snakes - Jim Stafford
Written by David Bellamy (Bellamy Bros.) & Jim Stafford
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who knew? - Jim Stafford was married (for a time) to Bobby Gentry. What's more, he owns a theatre in Branson, Missouri, but then again, so do The Osmond Family & Andy Williams. It's a Show Town!

If you're a Dolly Parton fan, & can bear the forced innuendo & schoolgirl get-up - you might enjoy this video.

And here he is on the "Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell sisters" show, from NBC.

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