October 23, 2012
I just heard the sad news that the legendary Kicker Daddy, Country Roland, ascended to heaven on a golden steed. Or, maybe he just died. But if anybody every deserved a golden steed, it was him. Country Roland was part of a too-rare Texas breed who played straight country music with Spanish singing. This is not in the Freddy Fender, it is pure dance hall stuff. How old timey was Country Roland? He still had a Myspace page. There are perhaps better songs, but this video has lots of great old pictures of him It is weirdly compelling stuff. I have always thought all of his music sounded exactly the same, almost like a spot on karoake machine with a classic country backing track. Know what I'm sayin?