Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fashion and Life 10 Boot Songs

Wearing your dancing shoes? Love a great pair of boots? Whether they fall into the category of Relationship, Memorial and Tribute, Fashion, Paradoxical or overlap, here are Ten Boot Songs, Favorite Songs about Footwear that you may remember fondly or may want to learn.

First lines are given. When you listen to the older songs, think about how language has changed over time. Platform boots are very hot, but boots have always been favorites. 

1) Boots of Spanish Leather
by Bob Dylan 1964
Oh I'm sailin' away my own true love

2) These Boots are made for Walking
by Lee Hazlewood
made famous by Nancy Sinatra in 1966
Jessica Simpson also had a version of These boots were made for walkin'
You keep saying you've got something for me

Did you have a pair of Go go boots? Some with 5 inch heels?

3) Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots
by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 1955
The Cheers
He wore black denim trousers and motorcycle boots...

4) Big Boots (aka Big Boots Lullaby)
by Sid Wayne & Sherman Edwards
From the album & film GI Blues, Elvis Presley 1960
They call your daddy Big Boots...

5) Ballad of Boot Hill
by Carl Perkins
On the 1965 album Johnny Cash Sings the Ballads of the True West
Out in Arizona just south of Tucson Where tumbleweeds tumble in search of a home...

About the 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Three gunmen were killed by Doc Holliday.

6) Boots of Guadalupe
by Nancy Josephson 2010
The Angel Band from the album, Bless My Sole

We saw The Angel Band open for David Bromberg a while back. That was a very good show.

I was strolling down the Zocalo in Sante Fe, New Mexico....

Old Gringo Women's Winged Heart Grace Boots Check out these Women's western boots. Great reviews, such a wide selection of styles and colors.

Ladies Corral Boots
What to the designs symbolize to you? Fine craftsmanship. Many styles and colors.

7) Baddest Boots
by Toby Keith 2003 : Shock n Yall
I saw her turn her head In a drop-dead gaze...

Fun Toby Keith lyrics in this song praising a spectacular pair of crocodile boots. The lyrics talk about a pair of western cowboy boots that were the "baddest on the Boulevard."

Men's Hornback Crocodile Boots : Mauri Shoes Black (seen on the top of this page)

Men's Lucchese Boots will also show that you know how to dress to impress...

8) Kinky Boots
by Herbert Kretzmer and David Lee 1964
Recorded by Patrick Macnee & Honor Blackman from the tv series, The Avengers
Everybody's going for those kinky boots, kinky boots...

Honor Blackman played Dr. Cathy Gale. She's been described as "a self-assured, quick-witted anthropologist who was skilled in judo and had a passion for wearing leather clothes."

Kinky Boots limited copies are still available

Running from 1961 to 1969. Patrick Macnee was Steed on The Avengers. He had a series of beautiful and clever assistants.

A Broadway show called Kinky Boots, written by Cyndi Lauper is opening on Broadway spring 2013. Andy Kelso and Annaleigh Ashford are in the cast.

On December 8, 2012  at the Beacon Theatre in New York Adam Lambert, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Sarah McLachlan, Roberta Flack, Rita Coolidge are among the performers joining Ms. Lauper in the show, Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays. It benefits homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths.

“When I first learned that up to 40 percent of all homeless youth in this country identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender I was shocked and saddened.” Lauper hopes to raise awareness and funds to help the situation with this concert.

Pleaser Women's Seductive Thigh High Boots are available in patent leather, too with a 5" stiletto heel. Rave reviews from customers for this lace-up thigh high boot.

9) Fairies Wear Boots
by Geezer Butler / Ozzy Osbourne 1970 Black Sabbath
Goin' home, late last night suddenly I got a fright....

Mischief Christmas Ornament
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Add text (in a light color) and/or photo to the back

10)  Barefoot Boy with Boots On
by Asa Martin 1979
John McCutcheon
What an ominous first line!
Oh, the night was dark and cloud...

Is your favorite boot song listed here? Do you have any others? Don't let anyone walk all over you! Add some more.

Are you ready boots? Start walkin'!

Lauper concert info and quote thanks to Broadway Buzz

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