“Electrified Donkey”: Western Swing on King – The Later Years

Really nice toe-tapper of a tune from Ferlin Husky during a brief period in the dawning Rocket Age when he was on Cincinnati’s King Records:

“Electrified Donkey”     Ferlin Husky      1959

“Electrified Donkey” was the album closer on Ferlin’s King LP, Ferlin Husky.

Ferlin Husky - King EP

The album was originally issued in 1959 as Country Tunes Sung From the Heart and then again, with a new cover and title, in 1961.  “Electrified Donkey” was also the A-side of a 45 released in March 1961 on King.

It needs to be pointed out, however, that Ferlin’s releases on King all appear to have been leased from another label, 4 Star, and thus not likely to have been recorded in Cincinnati.