How likely is it that Don Davis borrowed the title for 1961’s “Honkey Tonk Woman” from a rockabilly tune released three years prior?
“Honky-Tonk Woman” Lee Russell 1958
Lee Russell appears to have recorded exactly one single before giving up a music career. Unlikely that “Honky-Tonk Woman” spent any time on the chart.
Johnny Horton would release “Honky Tonk Man” – his debut Columbia single – in 1956, so why is Zero to 180 surprised to discover the existence of “Honky-Tonk Woman” as far back as 1958?