Who did the song down in the boondocks?

Who did the song down in the boondocks?

Billy Joe RoyalDown in the Boondocks / ArtistBilly Joe Royal was an American country soul singer. His most successful record was “Down in the Boondocks” in 1965. Wikipedia

Where does the phrase Down in the Boondocks come from?

It was apparently brought back from the Philippines by U.S. soldiers in World War II, where “bundok” means mountain in Tagalog. It was originally used to mean specific areas, characterizeable as wild, rough regions.

Where did the word bundok come from?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the phrase “the boondocks” is derived from the Tagalog word bundok, which means mountain.

What year did down in the boondocks come out?

1965Down in the Boondocks / Released

Is Billy Joe Royal still living?

October 6, 2015Billy Joe Royal / Date of death

Where is a Boondock?

The boondocks is an American expression from the Tagalog (Filipino) word bundók (“mountain”). It originally referred to a remote rural area, but now, is often applied to an out-of-the-way area considered backward and unsophisticated by city-folk.

How Old Is Billy Joe Royal?

73 years (1942–2015)Billy Joe Royal / Age at death

What is the holler?

hollow noun A small, sheltered valley that usually but not necessarily has a watercourse. The term occurs often in place names, especially informal ones, as Hell’s Holler (NC) and Piedy Holler (TN). [ DARE labels this pronunciation holler as “chiefly South, South Midland, especially Southern Appalachians, Ozarks”]

Was Billy Joe McAllister a man or a woman?

The song takes the form of a first-person narrative performed over sparse acoustic guitar accompaniment with strings in the background. It tells of a rural Mississippi family’s reaction to the news of the suicide of Billie Joe McAllister, a local boy to whom the daughter (and narrator) is connected.

Did Billy Joe Shaver pass away?

October 28, 2020Billy Joe Shaver / Date of death