On the ride through the country roads back to the house, my son asked me to put on some cruisin' music. That was all we needed to top off a great afternoon.
His request got me to thinking about cruisin' tunes in the early days of recordings. The Ford Motor Company made the Model T from 1908 through 1927, so affordable cars had been around for twenty years or so by the time the record companies were sending scouts to rural comunities. Of course, automobiles didn't have radios much less CDs or tape players, and lugging around that big ol' Victrola was out of the question. I suppose folks had to enjoy their cruisin' tunes while looking out their parlor window instead of a windshield.
I'd like to believe they replayed the songs in their memories as they tooled along in their automobile.
The Dixie Ramblers hailed from Russellville in northwestern Alabama. The four-piece band recorded in Birmingham in 1937. Not sure how they got there, could well have been an old Model T.
Ya'll have a good wekend!