Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dizzy Dean The Wabash Cannonball And Daddy Claxton
Somebody asked me this morning who Daddy Claxton was in the song The Wabash Cannonball. I used to enjoy Dizzy Dean singing this song during his baseball telecasts in the 1950s and 1960s. So here it is.
Who was Daddy Claxton? It is very complicated and there are many versions of where the name came from.
Click on the link below to read more about this.

And here below is the Carter Family version of the song. Note: They sing Daddy Cleaton not Claxton.

And below are more high energy versions of The Wabash Cannonball. It is the University of Texas Cheerleaders dancing to the song.

And below the UT Pom girls dance to The Wabash Cannonball.