40|365 Skillet Good & Greasy (2/13/11)
Since our daughter asked for an electric skillet Keith decided to give her our’s, which is not very old, and buy a new one for us. Today was the first day to use it and he made a savory roast with onions and carrots. Notice the orange color! Other than a typical day off with activities like laundry, cleaning & putzing on the internet there’s not much else of note to mention. All in all it’s been a relaxing day.
As I was thinking about skillets I couldn’t help but remember the song Skillet Good and Greasy sung by Joe & Eddie. My Mom used to play Joe & Eddie’s albums a lot when I was young. This particular song dates back to early the 1900’s and Dave Mason recorded in 1924. Then in about 1960 Bob Gibson & Bob Camp made it popular again followed by Joe & Eddie’s recording in 1965. There are a number of versions but my favorite is Joe & Eddie’s both musically and because of the humorous references they make to censorship.
Further Reading & Listening
- Bluegrass Messenger — the history of the song
- Uncle Dave Mason signing
- Bob Gibson and Bob Camp’s version — 29 second clip
- Joe & Eddie’s version
Any comments? I’d love to hear from you.