Night Music: Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, “My Window Faces the South”

This is a Bob Wills tune, but I have to admit I don’t know if Bob Wills wrote it or just ah-haa’d it between fiddle breaks.

I came to know this Commander Cody version before I knew who Bob Wills was (and I got to know Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys because of the Commander), and it resonates for me. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen was the first band I could claim as my own. When I discovered them they fit securely in the part of me that yearns for the bucolic and also chooses the R. Crumb-like jookiness of the city. I don’t blame you if on first pass you don’t think it’s awesome, but then I ask you to reconsider.

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