John Schneider, born in Mount Kisco, NY in 1960, is best known for his portrayal of Beauregard “Bo” Duke from the Dukes of Hazard. As a child from the 80’s, this was my favorite TV show. Like most kids my age, I had a crush on Daisy Duke as well as hated shows when Bo and Luke’s cousins took over during contract disputes (or going on the NASCAR circuit as the show stated). Along with playing Chips, me and my pal used to play Dukes of Hazard but for some reason, I always had to be Luke (since my friend argued that his name was Jon, I was always Paunch in Chips). Back to Schneider, it should be noted that he had a re-occurring role as Superman’s adoptive father in Smallvile.
Not sure of those were simpler times or if we just turned an eye to casual racism. Well my bet is on the latter but I do not want to turn this into a big debate. I will say this: Sorrell Booke and James Best, who played Boss Hogg and Roscoe P Coltrane, were good friends and were allowed to ad-lib on set. Best also taught acting classes later in his career and one of his students was a young Quentin Tarantino. It was at Best’s classes where Tarantino met collaborators who would work on his films.
Schneider was able to parlay his popularity on Dukes to a successful music career. He recorded ten albums (including a Christmas album with Dukes’ co-star Tom Wopat) with four Country #1 singles to his credit. This was Schneider’s third album, released on the Scotti Brothers label in 1983. It did not chart.
Decent album but I would have probably liked it more if I was a girl in the 80’s. There are some decent moments. As a whole, I really do not like much 80’s country so I am a bit biased to start with this.
For a sample, I went with the old Johnny Burnette classic “Dreamin” which was released as a single. It charted at #32 on the country chart.
Meh. As stated above, do not like 80’s country and I am pretty much over the Dukes. Not 10 anymore. I mean it sounds just as good as anything else from that decade, it is just not my proverbial cup of tea.