Classic Rock Bottom


This Annual Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa concludes, celebrating those Free Spirits!
I'll have Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk and maybe something else in this concluding chapter.
Including the BEST song ever in my opinion, about the friendship, the brotherhood, in their chosen lifestyle between these mavericks.
And finally, here is a wonderful recipe for their legendary Mulligan Stew:
Take a large bowl, fill it with sunshine.
Add a bit of patience, faith and kindness.
Sift a cup of romance with a teaspoon of sympathy, a teaspoon of forgiveness, moisten with a teardrop, adding tolerance, friendship along with ambition.
Mix well with stardust, fold in imagination, place in a heavenly blue pan, bake well with the light of God's candle.
Serve every day and it will bring you a mulligan of Happiness.
Enjoy...the Music and the Stew!
Here are your choice of links to Sit Down Brother, Have a Cup of Joe and a Plate of Mulligan, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic



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Comment by Mike Pell on August 29, 2015 at 10:17am

Hahahahaha...I didn't know I had any rights whatsoever, lol!

Nah, you pick the ones you like, I am happy you usually find one!

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on August 29, 2015 at 9:58am

Well, I guess you could file a formal protest to the Golden Pell Commission for the awarding of the GP to someone other that Paxton.

Comment by Mike Pell on August 29, 2015 at 9:55am
Lecil Travis Martin is his real name!
Man, how do you guys know so much more about him than I do, lol?
I just heard and dug a bunch of songs by him about riding the rails-that was the one I picked!
Papa Hobo was the better one, no doubt because it had words, lol!
That Dylan song you liked was well played by us Dylan freaks!
See now Paxton, I am a huge fan of him, and I really thought he'd get both Golden Pells because that song and I have been friends for so many years, and I think it tells such a great friendship story, the best about Hobos.
Never for a moment thought it would go to Boxcar Willie- maybe the Dylan and maybe the one you picked.
The Golden Pell to The Long Road by Cliff Eberhardt & Richie Havens, a song I didn't positively think was a Hobo song, but had enough in it and I liked the sound so much was chosen as the closer!
Still think it should have been Paxton, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by Mike Pell on August 29, 2015 at 9:37am
The biggest Osmond joke would be if I ever play them, maybe on April Fools day sometime, lol!
Box Car Willie was an infomercial pioneer?
See what I wrote Jon.
You are right about John Lee Hooker covers, so I thought I'd go to the source for a change.
Funny the song wasn't good enough for Dylan's own album, and that Rod Stewart cover does it justice.
Back then, anything with Dylan's name as writer was gobbled up by somebody- and never more true than later when Bob had the motorcycle accident, disappeared from public but was still writing songs.
They later came out by him on bootlegs and Basement Tapes.
Another Dylan fan, lol!
And they BOTH get the GPell...ALRIGHT!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by Mike Pell on August 29, 2015 at 9:25am
Boxcar Willie was new to me, I rarely watch infomercials, only if nothing else is on and they tend to be like Wolfgang Puck ovens or something, lol!
I just happened to come across him.
Let's hop the damn train already, there has to be some out there and I need to get out of here!
Don't look now but you have become a more than you think Dylan fan, lol!
See, all those people who liked him for years were on to something!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on August 27, 2015 at 8:23pm

You know it's a good show when it starts of with Lecil Travis Martin...I mean Boxcar Willie.  I remember my Dad liking him.  I also vaguely remember an old TV commercial for one of those record collections of the classics and him being featured.  Don't remember the song though.  

Hooker was cool, but so was both Simon songs.  Especially Papa Hobo.

Only A Hobo wasn't bad, but I liked the Dylan song a bit better.  Simon and Dylan are staples, and so is Paxton.  I think it's safe to say you are a big fan of that guy.  

I thought all along that the Golden Pell would go to Boxcar Willie, but I really did like The Long Road by Everhart and Havens.  It sounded terrific.  And I think that they will take the Golden Pell in a last minute steal.  

Enjoyed it.

Comment by Scott on August 26, 2015 at 8:56am

Mike, you're a little country this week, please become rock and roll again! (OMG!  I just made an Osmond joke)..  

Box Car Willie certainly was the butt of many jokes, but he was a infomercial pioneer!  

The only time anyone hears John Lee Hooker is when he's covered.  I think Zeppelin does him justice.  Love that Stewart cover, suits his early style perfectly.  Wished he'd get back to that!!!  I do like these Dylan tunes!  So why pick!  Both get the GPell!!

Comment by Jon on August 26, 2015 at 8:05am

Who HASN'T heard of Boxcar Willie? That was always a joke because he was advertised on late nite tv, it even could have been a K-Tel offering. The commercials made BW look silly, but this song really wasn't too bad. Not something I would listen to repeatedly, but for a one time (?) listen, it was ok.

I still believe I've heard this show before, so that actually means I've listened to that BW song twice. No matter, this show still made me want to hop the train but, as I said before, we ain't got none. No trains and food is running out.

Hey, still am liking the Dylan stuff you play. Imagine that.

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