Hot pants, those mesmerizing leg-baring garments worn by young ladies in the vanguard of the youth fashion revolution of the early 1970s, jump started a lot of musical imaginations. The best known tunes on the subject probably come from James Brown, who recorded a 3 part tribute to hot pants in 1971. But my favorite ruminations on the slightly salacious topic emerged from the world of country music.
The main point of today's post is to disprove Rolling Stone's ludicrous affirmation that only James Brown could do a great song about hot pants.Leona Williams - Country Girl With Hot Pants On (2:20)Jack Bartly with Jeannie Lou And The Workingmen - Hot Pants (2:57)
Photo credit: Tom Davenport, (top of the post, on the right).