Ten Favorite Wind Songs: Any Old Wind That Blows (#4)
By Four Walls
January 23, 2018 7:34pm CST
Politicians are full of hot air, but that’s not what this countdown is about. Instead, it’s a look at ten of my favorite songs that have the word “wind” in the title. Everybody who knows me knows what song is in the top three, but we aren’t there yet. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, here’s the next song on my list. #4: Any Old Wind That Blows - Johnny Cash Let’s face it: nobody but Johnny Cash would put banjo and trombone in the same song! Here Cash took a Dick Feller (the guy who did “Biff the Friendly Purple Bear” and co-wrote “East Bound and Down” with Jerry Reed) song about a woman who cannot stay in love with one person (“she’s a butterfly in mid-July who just can’t wait to try her brand new wings on brand new things”) and did what he was so good at: he made it a Johnny Cash song. If you remember my Johnny Cash countdown of favorite songs, this largely forgotten gem came in at number two. It’s one of those songs that I loved from the moment I heard it. No, it’s not well-remembered, not even among Johnny Cash fans. Doesn’t stop me from loving it. Any Old Wind That Blows Written by Dick Feller Recorded by Johnny Cash From Any Old Wind That Blows, 1973 Her mind is on what lies beyond that wall of blue horizon:
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• United States
I had “They Call the Wind Maria” on the list of possibilities, but it got cut. I had a crush on Tommy Smothers when I was little (like, five years old) when they had their sitcom The Smothers Brothers Show. I loved their comedy albums.
Not their variety show - this came first. This far-fetched plot lasted one season.
• El Paso, Texas
They were hilarious @FourWalls too bad they were banned just because they were controversial, they were ahead of their times. I didn't get to see the show when it was in B&W, it never aired down this way but in the late 1960s one of our channels finally aired it. The 1960s was a weird era.