Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In Memoriam: Porter Wagoner

Two years ago today, country music singer Porter Wagoner died at the age of 80, after a battle with lung cancer.
Porter, known for his flashy style and his collaboration with Dolly Parton, hosted TV's The Porter Wagoner Show for 20 years.

I've posted a video of one of my favorite Wagoner songs. It's the story of a husband who comes home early to surprise his wife with a nice romantic bottle of champagne, but the whole thing goes terribly awry. He runs into another guy at the liquor store who says: "Her husband's out of town and there's a party..." (You know the rest.)
This country song has it all: melodrama, pathos, alcohol, murder, and "The Cold Hard Facts Of Life."

You gotta love that suit!

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