Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Celebrity Rock: Windmills of Your Mind (1969)

If you only know Ed Ames from his work as Mingo on Daniel Boone, it's easy to forget that he was a singer first, and had a pretty fine run of success with the Ames Brothers some years prior to Boone. In July of 1969, Ames was a guest on The Johnny Cash Show and sang Henry Mancini's "The Windmills of Your Mind".  Ed was on a bill that also included the Monkees (minus Peter Tork) and Roy Clark (Hee Haw). PeterRabbit59 uploaded this long missing gem, complete with intro by Johnny Cash.


magicdog said...

When I hear this song, I can't help but think of that skit on Carol Burnett Show in which "Mamma" (Vicki Lawrence) and "Eunice" (Carol) had an argument.

Mamma accused Eunice of being crazy - specifically using "There are splinters in the windmills of your mind!". This cracked up Carol and it was all she could do to keep in character as the audience is roaring with laughter!

Funny you should have a clip of that particular episode of Johnny Cash's show. I have a clip from the Monkees appearance that night. They sang (with Johnny!) "Everybody Loves a Nut". It's true Peter had left the group by that point, although Mike wasn't far behind, planning his solo career with The First National Band.

hobbyfan said...

I've noticed that clip is available, and I may put that up at some future point.

As for Mama & Eunice, just wait. I will have something from the Carol Burnett Show and Mama's Family down the road.......