[Dixielandjazz] Re: Overlooked state songs for dixieland

Dan Augustine ds.augustine@mail.utexas.edu
Fri, 7 Jun 2002 15:33:11 -0500

>Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 13:54:34 -0500
>Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Overlooked state songs for dixieland
>From: Charlie Hooks <charliehooks@earthlink.net>
>on 6/7/02 9:57 AM, Dan Augustine at ds.augustine@mail.utexas.edu wrote:
> > (I haven't heard a lot of these, but how could you go wrong with "Wackos from Waco"?)
>    Love the title! Where can I find the words and music?
>    I'm a Waco native and would love nothing better than to attend the next
>Waco musical reunion (each year, 1st weekend in August) with a song we could
>all vouch for--more than you can know!
>    Anyone interested in attending this event, contact  Nick Klaras at
>                    <nklaras@hot.rr.com>
    Yeah, i knew i'd probably be hearing from you about "Wackos from Waco". I haven't heard the song myself, but i saw it at the website http://www.txrebel.com/texas.html (downloadable songs about Texas in .wav format), possibly sung by Vince Gill.  There's also a webpage called "Waco Songs" at http://lunarpages.com/tienkuo/songs.html that includes "Branch Davidian Homesick Blues" and others of similar ilk.  I found the page by doing a Google search on "Waco songs" (WITH the double-quotation marks).
    I have fond memories of Waco myself, especially the bar/restaurant called George's Big 'O' that has lots of good food and great beer prices.  In you or anyone on this list is in Waco or close to Austin (hell, Waco's only a short 100 miles north of Austin), come one down to Austin and call me (i'm in the book, or 475-7334 here at UT). If it's May, June, or September, you can even sit in with the world-famous Wurst Band at Scholz's (the world specified is, unfortunately, not Earth).

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