Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday Soundtrack: Six Days

Like some other songs in the Saturday Soundtrack series, this number comes from that record my mom bought me in the early 1970s, "40 Funky Hits".

In a nutshell this is what the song is about: We are a big country. We have powerful machines. We're willing to do what needs to be done, even if it means wrecking our bodies and skirting around the law. Additionally, the good men among us are loyal to our wives even if they aren't around and the other guys are being unfaithful.

Oh, in case you are wondering, "Georgia overdrive" is trucker lingo for putting the transmission in neutral and coasting downhills. It is illegal but a lot of fun if the hills are steep enough. On our recent vacation Athanasia exceeded 80 mph using the Georgia Overdrive on I-680. Weeeee!!!

The singer is Dave Dudley and the song was a huge enormous hit for him in 1963. In the 1980's Dudley was elected to the Teamsters union and given a solid Gold membership card.

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