Gene Autry, Baseball, Oklahoma discussed on The Story Song Podcast


They have them for stage. Do they live. Performance live performance. They call it well in this start in baseball baseball owning possibly til ninety seven or ninety seven. It is oh good. I was very nervous. Great so doug. I own a baseball team. When like mighty morphin power rangers. Everything i mean. Gene autry was really like a like. I mean he did everything he the films he made. Were like sort of groundbreaking. In a way i mean they call him the singing cowboy because he had a A film called the singing cowboy. And he led the way for people. Like roy rogers and those kind of individuals who became a camera There's but but i'm not talking more about gene autry because we've spoken about gene autry. I think so but there is my final gene. Autry fact is that there's a town named after him in oklahoma called gene autry gene. Autry oklahoma isn't that amazing is that was like. Was there a reason for that. Did you like save the town from a flood or something like why. Why no idea. I have no idea. But there's also there's also like the angels did their spring training there's a precinct somewhere named after him but yeah so that's our gene autry. Now well the other thing margie. Notre a. I don't know if you mentioned this. But we talked about for rudolph was that he had a big hit with rudolf. Yes somewhat unexpectedly. i mean obviously wanted it to be hit. It was a hit and then he was like. Oh i guess. Christmas is my thing now or holiday songs is my thing. Well yeah so then the next year it was like i gotta do it. And he was do proc- 'cause i gotta i gotta keep this train role so this is the right. I want to talk a little bit. We'll get into that. But i wanna talk a little bit about walter. Walter rollins steve nelson. There's not a lot about them. They're just really just songwriters. Walter jack rollins was born in west virginia on september fifteenth. Nineteen zero six. Obviously he co wrote frosty and he He also wrote here comes peter. Cotton tail with steve nelson. He also wrote the song for smokey..

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