“Jukebox Man”: The One Who Keeps ’em Dancin’

Nice deep country bass sounds on this YouTube stereo mix of Dick Curless’ mighty working man jukebox tale – “Jukebox Man” (#41 country hit) – that was released February, 1971 on the heels of trucker classic, “Drag ’em Off the Interstate Sock It To ’em J.P. Blues”

Guitar & Dobro:  Jerry Kennedy
Rhythm Guitar & Banjo:  Bobby Thompson
Rhythm Guitar:  Ray Edenton
Guitar:  Billy Sanford
Bass Guitar:  Harold Bradley
Steel Guitar:  Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick
Bass:  Roy Huskey
Drums:  Buddy Harman
Piano:  HargusPigRobbins
Recorded:
November, 1970 at Jack Clement Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee

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“Jukebox Man” was actually written by Hank Mills — pen name, of Samuel Garrett, who is also famous for having written “Girl on the Billboard” & “One Bum Town” (Del Reeves);  “My Big Truck Drivin’ Man” (Kitty Wells), and “White Lightnin’ Express” (Roy Drusky), among many others.

“Jukebox Man” is also the kick-off tune on 1971 Capitol LP, ‘Doggin’ It’Dick Curless 1971 LP

“Fifteen Gears and Fourteen Wheels”: What Satisfies the Soul

Live truck driving country doesn’t get much better than this:

  From the 1973 Capitol album, Live at the Wheeling Truck Driver’s Jamboree.

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Harold Bradley - guitar/leader
Buzz Evans - guitar
Curly Chalker - steel
Joe Allen - bass
Buddy Harman - drums
Jerry Smith - piano

Recorded:
Sept. 2, 1972 - live - Wheeling Truck Drivers Jamboree; Wheeling, WV

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Capitol would release one single from this album – “Chick Inspector” – backed with a non-album track, “Travelin’ Light” in February, 1973.

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