Hasil Adkins - Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) - Video
PUBLISHED: Dec 04, 2010
DESCRIPTION: Hasil Adkins (pronounced "Hassle," not "Haysil") (April 29, 1937 -- April 25, 2005) was an Appalachian country, rock and roll, and blues musician, though he was frequently considered rockabilly and sometimes primitive jazz. He generally performed as a one-man band, playing guitar and drums at the same time and singing.
Recurring themes in Adkins' work include love, heartbreak, police, death, decapitation, hot dogs, aliens, and chicken. Adkins often noted in interviews that his primary heroes and influences were Hank Williams Sr., Jimmie Rodgers, Little Richard, and Col. Harlan Sanders, the inventor of Kentucky Fried Chicken.