Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Bill Mize - Beer Drinking Honky Tonkin' Blues/Someday When It Gets To Be Tomorrow

Billy Mize was a very successful country western singer. Not only did he record, he did a lot of television work. He even hosted Gene Autry's Melody Ranch network show on Southern California's KTLA. For more info on Billy check out the Wikipedia entry.

I'm not really that interested in Billy Mize's television careers. All I am interested in at this point are these two songs. I find it funny that a lot of the Wikipedia entry talks about his career, but not really about his music. Allmusic.com doesn't have anything written on him or his music. What in the world is going on?

I can say that I love this "Beer Drinking, Honky Tonkin' Blues" song. It sounds very old fashioned and has a weird sort of tinny quality. Give it a listen and you'll know what I mean. It almost sounds like the vocal were recorded over a telephone. It kind of sounds like a voice emanating from an old Victrola. It also reminds me of something a band would have done in the 80's or 90's to sound retro. The Squirrel Nut Zippers come to mind. It is interesting and doesn't sound like anything else I own.

"Someday When It Gets To Be Tomorrow" sure is a long title. The song is pleasant and upbeat. Sounds like a cool summer evening. Kind of like country-lite with a glass of lemonade. Now that will either make sense to you as you read or it will sound like complete gibberish. Give the song a listen and see if it still sounds like nonsense.


01 Beer Drinking, Honky Tonkin' Blues.mp3
02 Someday When It Gets To Be Tomorrow.mp3

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