Friday, April 01, 2011

Mel McDaniel, R. I. P.

News from The Associated Press: "Mel McDaniel, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter with hits like 'Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On' and 'Louisiana Saturday Night' has died. He was 68."


Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

Oh, man -- this is a bummer to hear about. I was a huge fan of Mel's -- did you ever notice that Bill Murray sings a few bars of McDaniel's hit Big Ol' Brew in the movie Stripes...a year before the song hit the Top 10 on the country charts? (I think Russell Smith of the Amazing Rhythm Aces wrote it and recorded it on an album before Mel's version, but it kind of freaked me out one day when I watched the movie on cable.)

Unknown said...

Mel had a great voice. I don't remember the bit from Stripes, but it's been a long time since I've seen it. Next time I'll be listening.