Friday, June 21, 2013

Slim Whitman "Cattle Call"

Is it weird that when Slim Whitman died, and I thought, "Maybe I'll write a blog post about him?" the realized I don't know any Slim Whitman tunes?  That my entire knowledge of him is from his 1980s TV commercials?

Or are you just like me and you've never actually heard a Slim Whitman song on the radio?  Only in "Mars Attacks" (the yodeling kills aliens), and during 1982 commercial breaks from watching "McHale's Navy" reruns on UHF TV?

Is the best tribute to him, not to play a song, but to play his way-more-famous commercial?

See a commercial on Youtube.

See another commercial on Youtube.

Hear "Cattle Call" on Youtube.

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