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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

“Honkey Tonk Woman”: from ’61!

Don Davis, who produced Albert King‘s King Albert album in 1977, would come up with a song title that would get appropriated lock, stock and barrel eight years later by a former blues band from London:

Honkey Tonk Woman

(Don Davis and) The Fabulous Playboys (1961)

“Honkey Tonk Woman” often commands three figures at auction, especially in the UK, where it is considered a “northern soul” or “soul mod” classic.

Fabulous Playboys 45-a

Notice how Don Davis’s writing & arrangement credits on Discogs seem to go on forever.

Don Davis –

A vault to hold his publishing royalties

Don Davis

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