The Orange Blossom Special is an old fiddle tune written by Ervin T Rouse in 1938. Written about a passenger train by the same name it is considered the best known fiddle song of the 20th centry. Known as the fiddle player's national anthem, it was often referred to as "The Special". A favorite at bluegrass festivals in the 1950's it became a staple song for all fiddle players. At that time if you couldn't play The Orange Blossom Special you couldn't be in the band.
Then the man in black came along and named his 1965 album after the song and did the song his way as Cash was apt to do with everthing. The fiddles were put aside and replaced with two harmonicas. He also sang the lyrics. This was not done by traditional bluegrass performers who played it strictly as an instrumental. The man in black, by the way, is Johnny Cash. Just occured to me that some people may not know that!
Why am I sharing all of these cool facts with you? Easy! Maureen and I spent some time at the local nursery last Saturday and I got some cool photo's of Orange Blossoms!
Yes Joan, I didn't even know he was there until I downloaded the photo's and started playing with them! LOL I know I am hopeless!
Just an observation...