Thursday, February 23, 2012

JERRY JEFF WALKER - Nolan Ryan (He's A Hero To Us All)

First off ,this is dedicated to my friend, Food Fortunata ,a walking encyclopedia of baseball knowledge.And seeing how spring training has begun ,I thought it a good time to pop this up on the blog.This single ,from 1990 ,on Tried and True Music ,is the story of one of the greatest baseball players in history. Jerry Jeff a/k/a JJ ,wrote "Mr. Bojangles" back in the 60's , Brooks and Dunn did a song about him ," The Ballad Of Jerry Jeff Walker" ,and JJ discovered Jimmy Buffet. We'll excuse all that stuff ,and just focus on this country-tinged song ,about Nolan Ryan. JJ's son,Django (pictured on the cover ,by his dad ,wonder if he named him after Django Rheinhardt? probably so!) , is now also a country music artist ,often opening for ,or joining his dad on stage. Hey ,batter,batter,batter.....SWIIIING!!!!!

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