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The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. Bring 'em all back, but first let me put on my DVD of Deliverance.
Exiled in New Jersey |
Friday, June 15, 2007 at 08:01 AM
God, Youtube is amazing. I had never seen Hartford before. This is a beautiful song, just about perfect. Elvis does a great version.
Friday, June 15, 2007 at 08:50 AM
I'm old enough to remember when this song was first broadcast.
BTW, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was the summer replacement show for The Smother Brothers Comedy Hour. That was back in either '66, '67 or '68.
As for quality, I'm sure it will always be better than American's Got Talent or some other god-awful show like that.
Friday, June 15, 2007 at 10:37 AM
IMDB dates Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour from January 1969.
I have this memory of watching Smothers Brothers, who I think were the summer replacement for Laugh In, in the Summer of '68 while sitting in the barracks at Ft Jackson SC. Tommy, Dick, Leigh French and Paulson were so subversive for that time. To we guys in a world of effing lifers, they seemed like the only people on our side trying to get us home. Checking IMDB I see that this is one memory that did not get mixed with the change on the bar.
Exiled in New Jersey |
Friday, June 15, 2007 at 04:22 PM
Thanks for this. I too remember watching the original broadcast. That was the moment I began preferring John Hartford to Glen Campbell.
I still love the song and performance, although as a feminist I deplore the always-available, always-forgiving Mommy-Goddess depicted in the lyric.
Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 10:55 AM
Stinger, Hartford said he wrote the song after viewing Dr. Zhivago. In that movie, Lara's character is a symbol of Russia itself--yearned for and struggled over, damaged and temporarily defeated, but ultimately surviving. I think the song's woman is closer to that than to a mommy-goddess.
Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 12:40 PM
Campaspe - Interesting!
Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 12:43 AM
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