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Category: Billy Gayles

"I'm Tore Down"

Tore Up vs. Tore Down? Musical Retort, Possibly

On March 12, 1956 drummer and vocalist, Billy Gayles, recorded “I’m Tore Up” at Cincinnati’s King Studios backed by Ike Turner and His Rhythm Rockers: “I’m Tore Up” Billy Gayles (1956) “I’m Torn Up” received a B from Cash Box  (“an okay deck”), who characterized the song as a “middle

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