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Anyone Remember……Slim Whitman?
The Aged P.com ^ | 04/10/11 | The Aged P

Posted on 10/04/2011 12:23:15 PM PDT by sussex

Ah, Mr W, you are still one of my musical heroes……

At 87 Slim Whitman is still around (though he heard rumours of his own death in 2008) but in the early 50s he was very big on the US country scene. In America he had faded in the charts by the end of the decade but he was always popular in Europe and frequently toured there.


TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; countrymusic; marsattacks; slimwhitman; whitman

1 posted on 10/04/2011 12:23:20 PM PDT by sussex
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To: sussex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MhgnMX73Pw


2 posted on 10/04/2011 12:25:35 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: sussex

I remember him well. Indian Love Call, a classic!


3 posted on 10/04/2011 12:25:54 PM PDT by brivette
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To: sussex

I remember him, but not from country music, more from infomercials for his later work. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slim_Whitman


4 posted on 10/04/2011 12:28:46 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: sussex

If only Progtard heads exploded like Martian heads do....


5 posted on 10/04/2011 12:29:54 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: brivette

6 posted on 10/04/2011 12:31:02 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: sussex

One of his upstanding qualities was that he wasn’t a blog pimp.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 12:31:36 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (I can only be series in a parallel universe.)
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To: martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim
These guys do.


8 posted on 10/04/2011 12:34:43 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: sussex

He saved us from a Martian attack.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 12:35:29 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: sussex; Domestic Church

I heard this tune first by the incredible Frank Ifield. Here’s the dude who did it first (or earlier anyway.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH64weKPF60


10 posted on 10/04/2011 12:35:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sussex

11 posted on 10/04/2011 12:36:19 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: sussex

Una paloma blanca a ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


12 posted on 10/04/2011 12:41:34 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Proud master of 2 golden retrievers. Best dogs in the world.)
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To: sussex
Anyone Remember……Slim Whitman?

Yeah. Why? I also remember Julio Iglesias, in case you get curious about that, too.

13 posted on 10/04/2011 12:41:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Constitution Day

ACK, ACK!!


14 posted on 10/04/2011 12:41:44 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Puppage

looks a little like Billy Bob Thornton with hair


15 posted on 10/04/2011 12:42:27 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Proud master of 2 golden retrievers. Best dogs in the world.)
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To: sussex

Is he the guy that makes the train whistle sounds? Being serious (sroory, serial).


16 posted on 10/04/2011 12:42:44 PM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Puppage

Slim looks like a relative of Earl, from “my name is Earl”.


17 posted on 10/04/2011 12:43:55 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Revolting cat!

He’s still big down here. I own two CD’s of his.


18 posted on 10/04/2011 12:46:27 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Bad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse.)
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To: Safetgiver

Is he the guy that makes the train whistle sounds? Being serious (sroory, serial).

...that’s Box Car Willie


19 posted on 10/04/2011 12:46:54 PM PDT by albie
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To: sussex
He was very popular in the UK, where Country and Western usually means


20 posted on 10/04/2011 12:48:04 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Texas resident

I resemble that remark.


21 posted on 10/04/2011 12:48:43 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Constitution Day

Hillary Clinton addresses the Democratic convention in Denver:

"I am honoured to be here tonight. A proud mother. A proud Democrat. A proud American. And a proud supporter of Barack Obama."

22 posted on 10/04/2011 12:50:56 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: sussex

Glad to see all of the Mars Attacks! references, I would have been very disappointed if they weren’t here.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 12:51:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sussex

Yes.


24 posted on 10/04/2011 12:51:49 PM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: Yehuda

“They blew up Congress....HA HA HA HA!”


25 posted on 10/04/2011 12:52:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sodpoodle

He sold more records than Elvis and the Beatles combined.....in Albania.


26 posted on 10/04/2011 12:54:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sussex
Wasn't he also in "Gone with the Wind"?


27 posted on 10/04/2011 12:56:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dfwgator

ack ack, ack ack ack...


28 posted on 10/04/2011 12:57:16 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Puppage

Dan Aykroyds’ brother?


29 posted on 10/04/2011 12:59:41 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Puppage

Dan Aykroyds’ brother?


30 posted on 10/04/2011 12:59:49 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: sussex
But seriously, if you google, you'll find Slim in the Bogart movie To Have Or To Have Not.
31 posted on 10/04/2011 1:02:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!

I wish I had a faster computer, I would really like to overlay her speeches, especially her “dissent speech” with Mars Attacks heads.


32 posted on 10/04/2011 1:08:19 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: sussex

Una Paloma Blanca..................


33 posted on 10/04/2011 1:09:43 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! !)
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To: sussex
Who could forget Slim Whitman? He saved the human race from the Martians!

Mark

34 posted on 10/04/2011 1:11:56 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: sussex
I loved him in Blazing Saddles.
 
 
And don't forget Dr. Strangelove.
 
 
 
Slim was Great!


35 posted on 10/04/2011 1:14:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: a real Sheila
I thought he looked a bit like Henry Waxman.


36 posted on 10/04/2011 1:21:08 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That ain’t Slim Whitman that’s Slim PICKENS!, you wall-eyed buffalo molester.


37 posted on 10/04/2011 1:25:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
That ain’t Slim Whitman that’s Slim PICKENS!, you wall-eyed buffalo molester.

"Well I am depressed."

38 posted on 10/04/2011 2:35:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Here ya go, feller. This'll cheer you right up.

There's no better way to make FRiends than to share a meal together.

39 posted on 10/04/2011 2:55:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: sussex

Insult him all you want, I still prefer him to all the so-called ‘artists’ that either (a) screech unintelligible lyrics to overloud accompaniment, or (b) spew the trash the they call ‘hip-hop’ or ‘rap.’


40 posted on 10/04/2011 2:58:35 PM PDT by ixtl (You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: sussex; Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim
Anyone Remember……Slim Whitman?

Of course, and I can now say that I've met Tijeras Slim!

41 posted on 10/04/2011 3:51:05 PM PDT by martin_fierro (We blew right by Mollie's, tho.)
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To: martin_fierro; Constitution Day

Cheers!

42 posted on 10/04/2011 4:01:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Revolting cat!

Andy K, the guy introducing Slim went to highschool with one of my brothers. He was a legend then for his reading of “Howl” in english class.


43 posted on 10/04/2011 4:45:15 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ... either you love bacon or you are wrong.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s Slim Pickins! I would have loved to see him and Whitman together in a film.


44 posted on 10/04/2011 4:50:23 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ... either you love bacon or you are wrong.)
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To: sussex

Wasn’t he spoofed on SCTV?


45 posted on 10/05/2011 7:03:52 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (My opinion doesn't really matter until March 13th anyway.)
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To: eCSMaster

perhaps slim whitman is somewhere in the lineage of both.
Distant cousin perhaps?


46 posted on 10/05/2011 7:27:07 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Proud master of 2 golden retrievers. Best dogs in the world.)
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