[OT] Slim Whitman RIP

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Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 19, 2013 - 09:09am PT
Slim Whitman passed away this morning. He was an original, and a good one.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22965155
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jun 19, 2013 - 09:39am PT
Slim was more popular than the Beatles. That's the God's truth.

Boxcar Willie left us in 1999, so this is indeed the end.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 19, 2013 - 10:03am PT


In case one needs a nice compilation of his hits...

It's available on 8 track, too!
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jun 19, 2013 - 10:28am PT
A thoroughly unique voice which was definitely a bridge to an earlier time.No one could sing a song like Slim.
With Slim Pickens passing years ago I guess there are no more high profile "Slims" around anymore.

Doves are climbing into the sky today. Una Paloma Blanca



locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 19, 2013 - 10:31am PT



His visits to "The Tonight Show" with Jonny Carson were some of the BEST!!!...

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 19, 2013 - 10:47am PT
Wasn't his voice used as background music in some of the 'Raising Arizona' scenes?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:34pm PT


I love Slim Whitman and my dad (Darwin also) did, too.


Lest we not forget that he saved Earth in the best movie ever made: Mars Attacks!
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Jun 19, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
His song is what saved the Earth from Martians!! RIP Slim.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 19, 2013 - 05:38pm PT

I've been listening to some of his music today....enjoying his old school yodeling... ..


Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2013 - 06:57pm PT


For most of the 1980s, he was consistent fodder for Johnny Carson's monologues on late night NBC-TV, and the butt of Slim Whitman look-alike contests.

"That TV ad is the reason I'm still here," he said. "It buys fuel for the boat."
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 20, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
So long Slim - carry on with Mr. Pickens & Mr. Harpo up there in Slim heaven.







Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Three great Slims there. Let's not forget the man with the World's Greatest Moniker:
Seldom Seen Slim.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
Well, there are a few more Slims (not all dead), but all gonna die.





I seldom saw Mr. Ferge, before he died, in the Panaments, but the mountain did have it's way of telling men apart.



TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
I've got a 347 record set collection;
Slim Whitman sings every song ever recorded.......
Even my Grandmother dug him.
TY
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2013 - 05:54am PT
Hey Tony, now I understand. When we gave you that ride back from South Lake, MJ and I warned you we were listening to Slim, and it didn't faze you a bit!

By the way, earlier this year I got to play Seldom Seen Slim's piano in Ballarat. It was a hoot.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Certainly no disrespect to Slim Whitman here.

A few more:

Two-timing Slim (Bob Dylan)

Fatboy slim (friend of David Byrne)

Slim Shady (Detroit's finest)

Slim and none (old folk hero)

Slim Browning (friend of Bogart)



S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jun 21, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
seems like he must have influenced this guy:

covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jun 21, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Vaya con dios Slim. We saw him in... maybe, '78. AWESOME! We saw Boxcar Willie too!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 22, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Magic Slim.
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