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Gary W
11-30-2011, 01:49 PM
Good luck with this one, LOL.

This Georgia born singer recorded a song that you could hear on two phonograph records from competing labels (Columbia and Decca).

The Columbia record was released the same year "The Star-Spangled Banner" became the national anthem of the United States of America.

The Decca record was released the same year that Howard Hughes set a flying record.

I wonder if the main character in the song saw Howard flying by.

1. Who is the singer?
2. What is the song?

Hint #1 - 30Nov: The song is funny. You have probably heard it.
Hint #2 - 30Nov: If you don't get the song it will spoil your purrrrfect record.

woodman
11-30-2011, 05:33 PM
Gary,

Tough one. Are the dates 1931 and 1947?

Woodman?

Gary W
11-30-2011, 06:16 PM
Woodman, Most folks today have probably never heard (or heard of) the singer.
1931 is correct. The other date is earlier than 1947.

sparky
11-30-2011, 07:38 PM
The other date
What about 1938

woodman
11-30-2011, 07:55 PM
Or 1935 when hughes set the air speed record?

woodman
11-30-2011, 08:05 PM
Gary,

could the song be Grey Goose by Lead Belly?

Woodman

Gary W
11-30-2011, 09:31 PM
Hughes set a lot of records so I'll give you a break on the year; it was 1937.
January 19 – Howard Hughes sets a new record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

Not Grey Goose - Lead Belly.

bassy9
11-30-2011, 11:17 PM
Would it be Slim Bryant [Thomas Hoyt Bryant] singing Mother, Queen of my Heart. He only died last year at the age of 101. He recorded in 1931 and 1937, and also recorded with Roy Rodgers.

Changed my mind - Leonard Slye [later named Roy Rogers] - A Cowboy's Dream of Heaven

Gary W
11-30-2011, 11:30 PM
Bassy9, No. (The singer was born in Georgia. Roy was born in Ohio.)
You folks are so good at getting these I am making this one a real brain teaser, lol.
I will put a hint at the first post now.

bassy9
12-01-2011, 06:53 AM
Would it be Ray Whitley - The Last Flight of Wiley Post

bassy9
12-01-2011, 07:02 AM
The Cat came back

Gary W
12-01-2011, 11:05 AM
bassy9, You got the song; "The Cat Came Back". I bet you are feline good about that, lol.

Now, who is the singer?

bassy9
12-01-2011, 11:15 AM
Harry S Miller wrote it - I know Tex Moreton has a great rendition of it [best one that I know] and Cisco Houston, but neither of those two were born in Georgia.

bassy9
12-01-2011, 11:17 AM
Riley Puckett

Gary W
12-01-2011, 11:22 AM
bassy9, Yes! It is Riley Puckett (an early country musician). He was blind due to a childhood accident.
According to his bio at Wikipedia, in 1924 Riley and a fiddler named Gid Tanner were the first country artists to record with Columbia records. You can read about him at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riley_Puckett

You can hear the song at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl6u_VmLPuk