Friday, September 23, 2016

Song #274: "Classical Gas"--Mason Williams (1968)

If you haven't been able to tell yet, I'm a big fan of instrumental music.

It can be full length recordings, jam sessions, or television themes. You don't always need words to create memorable music.

This was definitely the case 48 years ago when Mason Williams brought us this masterpiece, Of all thiings, Williams was also a comedy writer, and led the team at the time of this song's release for the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" on CBS, which had an interesting history of its own.

But the show can also get credit for introducing America to a new form of gas, for it premiered on the broadcast. By August, it was the #2 single in the country.

You've not heard the song? Well, maybe you have, and just didn't know the title. Enjoy it below. :)

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