Friday, April 8, 2022

Saturday 9: (I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle


(I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle

Saturday 9: (I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle (1942)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is about a cowboy who is very happy about his single status. Is your closest friend married or single? Do you think he or she would be happier if their marital status changed?  married, and I do not think she would be happier if her marital status changed.
2) Our cowboy is riding merrily along on horseback. Do you often ride?  Not really, just every now and then.
3) John Ritter/Jack Tripper used to sing the refrain of this song as he got ready for dates on Three's Company. Were you a fan of the show?  Yes, I thought it was funny.

4) This was a top hit for bandleader Kay Kyser, who was popular during the Big Band Era. In those days, orchestras played behind vocalists, bandleaders were stars, and dances like the jitterbug and lindy hop were popular. Can you do either of those dances?  nope

5) Kyser's orchestra featured many vocalists over the years. Harry Babbitt and Julie Conway sing this week's song. Another vocalist who toured with Kyser was Mike Douglas, who went on to host a syndicated talk show from 1961 to 1981. Do you recall The Mike Douglas ShowNever heard of it.
6) Kyser suffered from arthritis and wanted to retire from touring in the mid-1940s but he couldn't because he was contractually committed to concert appearances. Is there anything on today's to-do list you don't really feel like doing?  no, not really.  It is Saturday, so I am off and I can relax a bit.

7) Kay was a popular radio personality who combined music with comedy and quizzes. Today's most popular quiz shows are Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. On which show would you be a more successful contestant: Jeopardy! or Wheel of FortuneProbably Wheel of Fortune.
8) In 1942, the year this record was popular, Aretha Franklin was born. What's your favorite Aretha Franklin song?  Respect

9) Random question: Do you sing in the shower?  no, I am so deep in my thoughts of what do I need to do today that I do not make any noise.  I used to have a shower radio, but it broke.  I probably did sing when I had it.  I need another one.


  1. I always thought I'd like a shower radio, but never got around to getting one. Now I'm getting old enough that I probably don't want to be singing and dancing in the shower for fear of slipping and falling. lol Have a great weekend, Lori!

  2. It's so nice when Saturday comes round and you have time to breathe a bit, isn't it? Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Have a beautiful day, friend! smiles

  4. #5 I also didn't hear of the Mike Douglas show

  5. I'm with Stacey about busting a move in the shower--it would probably bust me!

  6. The nice thing about Wheel is that even if you lose you still get $1,000. Only the winner of Jeopardy gets money. (But I'd still rather be on Jeopardy)

  7. I wonder if they still make shower radios? I have one but it is very old.

  8. Fun answers, Lori! Shower radio? Not sure I even knew they were a thing! And you are way too young to know Mike Douglas! xo

  9. #9 -- I LOVE MY SHOWER RADIO! It's the best way to start the day. Do you have a Bed Bath & Beyond nearby? They always seem to have shower radios in stock.


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