The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34198 Message #1289451
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
05-Oct-04 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows (from Dallas String Band
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
I would guess written a bit earlier than the twenties although as far as I'm aware it was Coley Jones's Dallas String band that made the first recording and that was December 9th 1928. This version sounds more like an attempt at the "Barbershop Quartet" treatment, a style which I believe preceded the twenties. I have never heard a another version with more words than those indicated in the above thread.
As a sideline;
Whilst on the subject of the Dallas String Band I've always been intrigued by their version of "So Tired" compared to Lonnie Johnson's later and much slower version and the so different version by Skip James.