Problems along the southern border with Mexico have delayed eradication in the extreme southern portions of this state.
, A 2009 study found "that as the weevil traversed the American South [in the period 1892-1932], it seriously disrupted local economies, significantly reduced the value of land (at this time still the most important asset in the American South), and triggered substantial intraregional population movements. I still feel that way. sort form. He was paid a flat fee of $20,000, turning down a percentage of the royalties that would have paid him far more. Most of the earliest recordings come from black musicians, though not exclusively. It is also known today by its catalog number in the Roud Folksong Index, #3124, where it has over 100 citations. I won’t go on and on about it today, but the performance and the song group deserve just a bit more attention. After I discovered this recording, I played it LOUD on those drives, repeatedly.
The song is just slightly older than recorded music anyway, so that doesn’t give us precision. Grateful Dead members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Brent Mydland sang the backup vocals on this one. Lindsey & Alvin Condor's "Boll Weevil" recorded February 24, 1928 contains these same elements. "Unchained Melody" first appeared in a 1955 movie called Unchained. Oh, de boll weevil am a little black bug, Come from Mexico, dey say, Come all de way to Texas, Jus' a-lookin' foh a place to stay, Jus' a-lookin' foh a home, Jus' a-lookin' foh a home. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle that feeds on cotton buds and flowers. He is an outlaw, hunted in every field… [with] superhuman powers of resistance to hardship, exposure, and attacks from man, the individual, and from organized society.  But the first version to include all the hallmarks of the song is Lead Belly's, first recorded by Lomax on October 15, 1934 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Vincent Price did the spooky narration on "Thriller." Genetically engineered Bt cotton is not protected from the boll weevil.
It ruined them both.
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B.
Benton and frequent collaborator Clyde Otis rewrote this version specifically for single release, citing it as a novelty song. In combination with the Dust Bowl and the Depression, the boll weevil helped displace huge numbers of Americans throughout the 1920s and ’30s. The Presidents of the United States of America (band), "Evolution of the Host Plant Associations of the Anthonomus grandis Species Group (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): Phylogenetic Tests of Various Hypotheses", 10.1603/0013-8746(2001)094[0051:EOTHPA]2.0.CO;2, "History of the Boll Weevil in the United States", "Integrated Pest Management Of The Cotton Boll Weevil In Argentina, Brazil, And Paraguay", "boll weevil facts, information, pictures - Encyclopedia.com articles about boll weevil", "The Impact of the Boll Weevil, 1892–1932", "Long-Run Impacts of Agricultural Shocks on Educational Attainment: Evidence from the Boll Weevil", "When Coercive Economies Fail: The Political Economy of the US South After the Boll Weevil", "The Presidents of the United States of America — The Presidents of the United States of America", "10 Weirdest College Mascots - RISD mascot, university mascot - Oddee", Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, A 1984 paper on the effect of a parasitic wasp on the boll weevil, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Boll_weevil&oldid=986710580, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2014, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. On the week ending July 17, 1961, Billboard Magazine debuted the "Easy Listening chart" (renamed the Adult Contemporary chart in 1979). Today’s feature, “Boll Weevil,” fits into our ‘disaster songs’ category. A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats. There’s quite a bit of variety, but really not much mystery here.
The oviposition leaves wounds on the exterior of the flower bud.
Benton and frequent collaborator Clyde Otis rewrote this version specifically for single release, citing it as a novelty song.
Boll Weevil song meanings Add your thoughts No Comments. Brook Benton himself had over fifty hits on the charts to his credit; in fact, he averaged three Top-40 hits per year from 1959 to 1964. I haven’t yet found an older recording of this version.
By the mid-1920s, it had entered all cotton-growing regions in the U.S., travelling 40 to 160 miles per year. There’s a lot out there for this one, folks!
He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats. The boll weevil appeared in Venezuela in 1949 and in Colombia in 1950. Learn how and when to remove this template message, The Boll Weevil Song and 11 Other Great Hits, List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1961 (U.S.), "Boll Weevil Here, Boll Weevil Everywhere: Field Recordings, Vol.