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:
Ferlin Husky (1959)
The odd thing about this album is that it appears to have been released twice in 1959 with the same catalog number but different title — Country Tunes Sung From the Heart — and cover art.
However, it needs to be pointed out – as noted in Michel Ruppli’s recording session notes – that all of Ferlin’s King releases appear to have been leased from another label, 4 Star, (later acquired by King), and thus not likely to have been recorded in Cincinnati. In fact, according to PragueFrank researchers, “Electrified Donkey” was recorded as Terry Preston in Hollywood, California as early as 1951 —
Q = Does this mean 4 Star simply sat on the recording until Syd Nathan’s acquisition of the label resulted in the song’s vinyl debut in 1959?
LINK to “Twin Guitar Polka”