RPM: Stand Up For Auburn, 1971

The second installment (you can find the first here) of Rah-rahs Per Minute, our new series focusing on the vinyl (and other-formatted) sounds of Auburn Spirit too long relegated to the rotting Shasta box bulk-bins of our thrift stores and garage sales, is actually one of… oh… one hundred or so numbers salvaged from the dumpster behind the old WJHO offices (now WANI) in Opelika.

It’s a pre-season (1971) jingle by the prolific Smilin’ Jack Smollon, one of the few produced by the Lee County radio legend not to reference a specific game. We’ll get into the history later, and for next week’s installment I’m sure to find a ditty raggin’ on Mississippi State, and Clemson after that, and so on (I have, seriously, tons), but I thought, what with Herbsteit’s prediction, and our own private hopes, that the lyrics – vague references to beating Florida being “the key to the SEC” – and the “Pat Who?” pep made this tune a perfect choice to start the season.

Click to enjoy:


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Jeremy Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and co-host of Rich and Jeremy in the Mornings on Wings 94.3 FM in Auburn. Follow him on Twitter: @wareaglereader / @jerthoughts / @RichandJeremy

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