Yes, that was an easy one for me. Why, not quite sure but think it had to do with family influence?
We had radio and a phonograph from the time I was small. Probably because we lived in the country and relied on the radio for news of the community and world.
Back then they did not post a great deal of world news unless critical shocking.
We actually went to the movies to get the clips of the War in between the films being shown. We always had two films to see and some cartoons.
My first experience with a phonograph was one my Aunt and Uncle had gotten. You had to crack it up and very carefully put the needle on the record without dropping it or scratching the records. They were Bakalite back then.
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The records were one song per side. Later they became multi songs per side. Even later they changed to plastic material and instead of 78's were 33's.
So when my country raised parents and relatives were able to buy a music album by their favorite singers, I was exposed to their singing.
Don't Fence Me In, by Bing Crosby and then by the Sons of the Pioneers. It was many years later that I learned Roy Rogers was a member of the Son's of the Pioneers in the beginning. But the album Dad bought was by Bing Crosby. It is great to know it was written by Cole Porter for music and words by Cole Porter and Robert Fletcher.
It instantly comes to mind. I can see my country home and families country homes in Wyoming and northern California when this song runs through my mind.
Don't Fence Me In (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I loved to hear this song sung and to sing along with my parents and family. I know that many people sang it. Our album was with Bing Crosby. I liked every song in that album and still play them once in awhile because my husband copied them on our reel to reel with Dad's help back in the 70's.
When I want to take myself away from the city I think of this song,
mudcat.org: Origins: Don't Fence Me In (Cole Porter)
The song says much about how I feel and where I prefer to live and how.
Have you ever gone out in the prairie and looked at the sky and the range and seen the beauty that
God has made? It so reminds me of Wyoming.
My other favorite song is religious: THE OLD RUGGED CROSS.