Fascinating,,,and not the easiest song to sing. Bob Black on banjo.
Very cool. Thanks for sharing this with us.
You had me going. I though t you were referencing the clay figure Mr. Bill. Ha.
^^^^ Me, too.
I talked to Bob last night and he told me about it. He had no idea someone taped it.
I remember the public "fuss" in the bluegrass world when this happened. I believe it got written up in some bluegrass journals. The little video made its way around "somehow" -- I can't remember how, but it did (maybe much later). I think this predates The Nashville Network and even home video recording.
I remember when I first saw it thinking, what a miserable piece of music for a bluegrass band. Everything about it just felt "wrong" with the possible exception of Bob Black's banjo roll. Monroe's singing sounded weird, Kenny Baker looked like he was in front of a firing squad. That half step modulation in the middle was as anti-bluegrass as can be. I seem to remember, the Monroe jingle commercial was never broadcast as a commercial. I really don't know what Dr. Pepper thought they were accomplishing with this effort.
'Rangy Lynn Rag' 1 hr
'Bad links' 2 hrs
'Tri kini Song' 4 hrs
'Vintage shoe needed' 5 hrs