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Old 08-14-2017, 06:53 PM
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During my DJ days, my dear aunt used to listen to me on the radio a lot. She had been in broadcasting herself and was proud that I'd chosen to follow suit.

Anyway, she was tuned in one night to my all-night country show when I played Slim Whitman's version of "Indian Love Call" -- originally made famous, of course, by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. My aunt knew their original version, but knew nothing of Slim Whitman and country music in general.

The next day she called me up and said "I LOVED that parody version of 'Indian Love Call' you played last night! I laughed myself silly!"

She was flabbergasted when I told her it wasn't a parody at all...that Slim Whitman really does sing that way and that he was playing it straight.
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