Additional information about this, Red Sovine vinyl art.
Red Sovine – The Artist
Woodrow Wilson “Red” Sovine (1917 – 1980) was an American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives but set to music. His most noted examples are “Giddyup Go” (1965) and “Teddy Bear” (1976), both of which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Red Sovine gained the nickname “Red” because of his reddish-brown hair. He died following a heart attack while driving. For many years after his death, his greatest hits collection (The Best of Red Sovine) was advertised exposing his music to a new generation of fans.
Teddy Bear – The Song
‘Teddy Bear’ is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Red Sovine. It was originally released in 1976 as the title track to Sovine’s album of the same name. The song — actually, a recitation with an instrumental backing — was one of Sovine’s many recordings that saluted the American truck driver. “Teddy Bear,” released during the height of the citizens’ band radio craze of the mid-1970s, is titled after the song’s main character, a young paraplegic boy whose semi-trailer truck-driving father had been killed in a road accident, and is left with a CB radio to keep him company. In the song, the little boy, refers to himself as “Teddy Bear”
Teddy Bear – The Shape
This record has been modelled into a silhouette of a child’s teddy bear. A teddy bear is a soft toy in the form of a bear. Developed apparently simultaneously by toymakers Morris Michtom in the U.S. and Richard Steiff in Germany in the early years of the 20th century, and named after President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, the teddy bear became an iconic children’s toy, celebrated in story, song, and film.
Citizens band radio (also known as CB radio), used in many countries, is a land mobile radio system, a system allowing short-distance person-to-person bidirectional voice communication between individuals, using two way radios operating on 40 channels near 27 MHz (11 m) in the high frequency (a.k.a. shortwave) band.
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