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Category: Honky tonk

“Abilene”: It’s the Bass

“Abilene” was originally an album track on Bob Gibson’s 1957 album, I Come For To Sing: The song became a #1 country single for George Hamilton IV in 1963. The following year Waylon Jennings would also record “Abilene” but release it solely as an album track on his one and

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“Wave Bye Bye to the Man”: Good Riddance to Bad Man

Lynn Anderson’s ‘hard country’ take on “Wave Bye Bye to the Man” – a mother and child’s declaration of independence from a bad dad – provides a musical punch that perfectly matches the lyric: Interesting to hear Lawanda Lindsey’s version of the song from the previous year (1968) and notice

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“Big Blue Diamonds”: Early 70s Resurgence

I first encountered the song, “Big Blue Diamonds,” as covered by Little Willie John in 1962, from a Starday-King cassette entitled Country Tunes Done R&B. “Big Blue Diamonds” was penned by Earl “Kit” Carson and first issued on a 1950 King 78 sung by Red Perkins. Tex Ritter also put

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"Adios Aloha"
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“Adios Aloha”: Honky Tonk Internationale

In 1972 Starday-King released a country compilation LP (on their Nashville imprint) entitled, Almost Persuaded, that was strictly a ladies-only affair:  Rose Maddox, Dolly Parton, Jan Howard, Dottie West, Lois Williams, Betty Amos – and Ruby Wright.  Ruby’s playful little rocker, “Adios Aloha” — written by June Carter & Don

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