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Lyr Req: Fort Worth Jail (Dick Reinhart)

Roger the skiffler 08 Oct 99 - 07:13 AM
Roger the skiffler 11 Oct 99 - 05:37 AM
Rick Fielding 12 Oct 99 - 01:35 AM
Roger the skiffler 12 Oct 99 - 04:22 AM
Steve Latimer 12 Oct 99 - 11:12 AM
Rick Fielding 12 Oct 99 - 12:05 PM
Steve Latimer 12 Oct 99 - 03:14 PM
Rick Fielding 12 Oct 99 - 07:09 PM
M. Ted (inactive) 12 Oct 99 - 07:18 PM
Rick Fielding 12 Oct 99 - 07:22 PM
Steve Latimer 13 Oct 99 - 10:32 AM
Jim Dixon 12 Nov 09 - 02:34 PM
Roger the Skiffler 13 Nov 09 - 06:10 AM
Wesley S 13 Nov 09 - 04:17 PM
GUEST,Victor Paul Walker 18 Feb 17 - 12:24 AM
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Subject: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 07:13 AM

I was putting a 1960s Lonnie Donegan LP back in the cabinet and noticed the label attributed Fort Worth Jail to "D.Reinhardt".?? Surely not Django? Was it written by his lesser-known sister, Doris? Was Lonnie having us on?
Just curious
RtS


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 11 Oct 99 - 05:37 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 01:35 AM

Roger, chances are it was Dave Reinhardt. The Reinhardt Brothers recorded a fair amount of hill music, including some for the K.K.K. sponsored label "100% Pure" !

Rick


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 04:22 AM

Thanks, Rick. I'd never heard of Dave R., probably just as well if he was a KKK supporter!


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 11:12 AM

Rick,

I thought I hada amassed more information about things that have absolutely no bearing in the real world than any person alive. I bow to you sir, you put me to shame. How do you know the stuff you know???????


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 12:05 PM

Well actually Steve, since I read so much, it doesn't surprise me that I've soaked up a lot of useless info. What DOES surprise me is that I can't program the VCR with any consistancy, do my taxes without serious help, or remember which washer to buy when I'm trying to fix a leaky faucet. Guess I just absorb what interests me and immediately forget what doesn't....hence leaving much more room in the "useless" section of my brain.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 03:14 PM

Rick,

I'm the same way, I can barely turn this computer on. Taxes, hah, just tell me who owes who and how much. I don't even know where Home Depot is. But if you need to know who the third Goalie on Team Canada '72 was or what Syd Barrett did in his final performance with Pink Floyd etc., I'm usually your man. But K.K.K. supporting Reinhardt Brothers? Wouldn't have known in a million years. Again, I tip my hat to you.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 07:09 PM

Steve, it's worse than that.
Third string catcher with Yankees in 50s: Charlie Silvera.
Elvis' FIRST recording: My Happiness.
Inventor of nylon guitar strings: Dupont.
Fourth "Goon": Mike Bentine.
Fifth Marx: Gummo.
Tiny Tim's first "stage name: Larry Love.
Star of Casablanca:(who turned it down, thank God) Ronald Reagan.
My social insurance number: ??
Our anniversary: ?? (sometime early April)
My age: 52 or 53 (I think)
What I had for breakfast today: ??

It's too much buddy!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 07:18 PM

I remember, a number of years ago, hearing recordings of tradtional group that included some really disturbing racist humor--might that have been somehow connected?


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 07:22 PM

Coulda been, Ted. There really was a fair amount of it. 'Specially around the time of school integration.


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 13 Oct 99 - 10:32 AM

Rick,

Third string catcher with the 50's Yankees, wow.

Do you share my inherant distrust of people who can do taxes, know how much money they have in the bank, when their next oil change is due, have watches with keyboards on them that will beep when taxes and oil changes are due and can somehow 'interface' with their bank balance and have a clean desk top? These people would be totally incapable of thread creep.

I am currently re-reading the Hitch Hiker's guide Trilogy and I am being really affected by the Total Perspective Vortex, where they put you in a device that somehow shows the entire Universe with a tiny arrow saying "You are here." Factor time into that equation and I think us knowing the stuff that matters to us is every bit as important as anything anyone else knows.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FORT WORTH JAIL (Dick Reinhart)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 02:34 PM

Allmusic.com and BMI.com both say Dick Reinhart (note spelling; not Reinhardt) wrote FORT WORTH JAIL.

The Online 78-rpm Discography project lists recordings of FORT WORTH JAIL by:

The Carolina Playboys (1946?)
Cavanaugh's Curbstone (1950?)
Woody Herman's Woodchoppers (1941)
Dick Reinhart Lonestar Boys (1941)
Tex Ritter (1946)
Jimmy Wakely (1941)

It has been also recorded by Gene Autry, Johnny Bond, Spade Cooley, Jimmy Dean, Lonnie Donegan, Don Edwards, Spike Jones, Skeets McDonald, and Ernest Tubb.

Lyrics below copied from http://www.lpdiscography.com/d/Dean/dean_songsweall.htm and corrected or annotated by me based on other versions.


FORT WORTH JAIL
Dick Reinhart
« © '46 Red River Songs, BMI »

Way down in the Fort Worth jailhouse, feelin' kinda low.
Nobody cares about me 'cause I ain't got no dough.

Number five, so black and shiny, took me off to jail.
My good gal said "So long, daddy, 'cause I can't go your bail."

Put me in a cell so dreary, turned the lights down low,
Fed me beans and hardtack cornbread, said they'd never let me go.

Three more days and I'll be goin' down that lonely road so long.
Looking for my blue-eyed [or stockyard] baby, though I know she's done me wrong.

All you ramblin' men take warning: don't go near that big cow-town.
Never trust a stockyard baby, 'cause she always lets you down.


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 06:10 AM

Thanks Jim, authoritative as always !
Always nice to be reminded of a Rick F posting from the archives.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Fort Worth Jail??Django??
From: Wesley S
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 04:17 PM

I'm happy to say that I never spent any time IN the Ft Worth jail but I used to drive by it on a regular basis.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fort Worth Jail (Dick Reinhart)
From: GUEST,Victor Paul Walker
Date: 18 Feb 17 - 12:24 AM

The song Was Written By My Grandfather James a Rinehart's Brother Dick Rinehart also known As Richard Reinhart it was recorded by a lot of people including Gene Autry Johnny Bond Who Was a Sometime Bandmate Of Dick Reinhart The song is featured In a gene Autry Movie and Dick Also Played With The Light Crust Doughboy's ? Dick Reinhart and His Universal cowboys They appeared in at least 30 Major studio motion Pictures? the Jimmy Wakely Band/etc. he wrote about 50 songs and almost all of the major artist of genre Have Recorded something of his                                                                   here is His Original Lyric's to Fort worth jailhouse                Way Down in Fort Worth Jailhouse Feeling Kinda Low                   Nobody Cares About Me cause I aint Got No Dough                      No 5 So Black And Shiny Took Me Off To Jail                         My Good gal Said So Long Baby Cause I can't Go yo bail               Dream all days That I'll Be going down That lonely Road So Long       Looking For My Stockyard baby though I know she's done Me Wrong      All You Ramblin Men Take a warning don't Go Near That big Cowtown    Never Trust A Stockyard baby cause She always Let you down


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