Friday, January 18, 2008

Guitars, Guitars, Guitars

The guitar maketh the music and also maketh today's post.
The first track by Hal Smith was originally released in 1959 on Yucca Records, in Alamagordo, New Mexico. It's a great Johnny Cash imitation/celebration and all the better for it.
Following Hal is the 'Guitar Man' himself Mister Duane Eddy who co-wrote this record in 1962 with the maverick Lee Hazelwood. The Rebelettes were actually Darlene Love & The Blossoms.
Country star Freddie Hart comes next with his 1965 hit about Hank Williams, Freddie was born Fred Segrest in Lochapoka, Alabama and was a major star in Nashville winning two Grammy awards during a long musical career.
Finally obscure Rockabilly artist Jimmy Crain ends the sequence he was best known for a minor hit in 1958 with the track 'Shig A Shag' on Spangle Records.

Freddie Hart - Hank Williams' Guitar from his Greatest Hits

Jimmy Crain - Guitar Playin' Son Of A Gun from the compilation Rockin' With Jimmy Crain

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