Friday, January 18, 2008
Guitars, Guitars, Guitars
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.
Posted by The Man That Time Forgot at 4:50 PM