People readily associate Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Red Simpson with the legendary Bakersfield Sound, but not enough people associate the great Wynn Stewart, as well. Wynn’s musical roll call – “You Can’t Wynn Stewart” – playfully uses the names of country music notables (e.g., “She’ll hurt your Pride, Charley … Johnny, she’ll spend all your Cash”) to scare away potential rivals for the affection of his sweetheart.
Someone on YouTube put together a great accompanying video for this song:
That’s the late great Ralph Mooney playing pedal steel on a song that was recorded in 1969 and released on Wynn’s You Don’t Care What Happens to Me LP from 1970 on the Capitol label – home of the Bakersfield Sound. Amazingly, this surefire winner of a song never enjoyed single release, not even as a B-side:
Musician and recording credits for the album:
Tommy Collins, Russ Hansen, John Wakely, Bobby George, Dale Noe, Glenn Keener, Al Bruneau & Clarence White - guitar Ralph Mooney - steel guitar Bobby Austin, Red Wooten, Stanley Puls & Chuck Berghofer - bass Helen Price, Archie Francis & Sam Goldstein - drums Larry Muhoberac & Bob Pierce - piano Earl Ball - piano/percussion Recorded: 1968 & 1969 - Capitol Recording Studio - Hollywood