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Cincinnati (OH-KY-IN tri-state area)

The “Pre-Nashville A Team” at Cincinnati’s Herzog Studios

The Pleasant Valley Boys were considered country music’s first “A Team” of session players, whose services were highly sought by two of the top country artists in Nashville between 1947 and 1948 at the very dawn of that city’s ascendance as one of the world’s great recording capitals. When you

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"We Did"

“We Did”: Herb & Kay, in fact, Did

“We Did” by Herb And Kay sure sounds like an A-side to me: “We Did“ Herb And Kay (1955) And yet, this song – recorded on August 19, 1955 at Cincinnati’s King Studios – ended up as the B-side to “I’ve Got a Right to Be Jealous.” (photo courtesy of

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"Happy Tracks"

“Happy Tracks”: Universal Code of Conduct?

Here’s a lyric that I wish everybody would use as a spiritual guidepost — “Happy Tracks” by Ray Pennington.  I particularly like this 1967 version by The Browns: “Happy Tracks“ The Browns (1967) –video link subtitution– ChorusLeave a lotta happy tracks as you go down

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