I'll say from the beginning that I am apt to laugh at wholesome humor and inappropriate humor. Humor is, well, humorous. I offer you four YouTube videos today of songs that I laughed at in the old days. The first one I offer is a "trucker" song. "Convoy" by C.W. McCall represented all of us in the 70's who were into the citizen's band radios (C.B.). I remember learning to drive during this time. Our family would travel and Papa would give the wheel to me. Then, he would get on the c.b. and start to talk. One memorable time was: "Breaker, breaker, one-nine. This is Redhawk. You got your ears on?" Static and squaking happened and then a voice would come clearly… "Ten-four, Redhawk-gooood buddy. This is Wheelwarmer. I've got my ears on." Pop then said, "I've got a youngin' on her maiden voyage out here on the I-35. I'm warning all my gooooood buddies to make a wide path and save your hides." To this Wheelwarmer replied, "That's a ten-four, Redhawk. We'll keep our eyes open and get the heck out of your way." Boy was my dad ever pleased with himself.
The next songs are "The Streak" and " "Mississippi Squirrel Revival." Both are recorded by Ray Stevens. These songs came out around 1974 and I totally loved them. I expect my reason for liking "The Streak" was that is was a naughty idea to someone in junior high.
The last song is a forever favorite. "They're Coming To Take Me Away" is a recording I first heard on the Dr. Demento Show in the 70's. Along the lines of "guilty pleasures" I find myself longing for the old days of the show. I know that in these modern times what use to be PG rated programming is probably much worse. Still, all my memories are fond. Do you remember these: "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park," "Springtime for Hitler," "Beep Beep (Little Nash Rambler)," and "Shaving Cream?"
Well, that is the post for now. I hope you enjoy the 70's humor.