Posts Tagged ‘C&W’

You Can’t Never Tell

April 24, 2021

“You Can’t Never Tell,” written by Luke McDaniel, recorded by Hank Locklin, 1956.

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It’s Christmas Time for Everyone But Me

December 26, 2020

“It’s Christmas Time for Everyone But Me,” written by Dixie Deen and Ray King, best known for their truck driving songs, performed here by Buck Owens, king of the Bakersfield Sound. Don’t get confused by the Hank Ballard R&B tune of the same name.
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It’s Christmas Time for Everyone But Me

December 27, 2019

“It’s Christmas Time for Everyone But Me,” written by Dixie Deen and Ray King, best known for their truck driving songs, performed here by Buck Owens, king of the Bakersfield Sound. Don’t get confused by the Hank Ballard R&B tune of the same name.
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The Santa Claus Boogie

December 24, 2019

“The Santa Claus Boogie,” written by Steve Ripley and performed by him with his group, The Tractors. Video directed by Michael McNamara.

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Merry Christmas From The Family

December 25, 2018

“Merry Christmas From The Family,” written by Robert Earl Keene, performed here by the Dixie Chicks and Rosie O’Donnell. The songwriter has a good version, too.

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Anillo de Fuego

June 4, 2017

Johnny Cash sings his 1963 hit “Ring of Fire” in Spanish. It was written in English by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. Don’t know who did the translation.

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Pretty Paper

December 13, 2016

“Pretty Paper,” written and performed by Willie Nelson. The original 1963 recording by Roy Orbison was an early songwriting success for Willie, and went to #15 on the US charts. The Orbison arrangement was a bit more … ambitious.

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Detroit City

September 4, 2016

“Detroit City,” written by Danny Dill and Mel Tillis, a big Grammy-winning hit for Bobby Bare in 1963.

Here’s what the Lincoln Continental and Ford Thunderbird assembly line looked like about the time the song was written:

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There She Goes

May 22, 2016

“There She Goes,” written by Durwood Haddock, and Eddie Miller, and recorded by Carl Smith and The Tunesmiths in 1955, with with Johnny Sibert on steel guitar.

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Guy Clark, 1941– 2016

May 18, 2016

Guy Clark, 1941-- 2016

Influential Texas-born singer, songwriter, and luthier Guy Clark died in Nashville Tuesday at the age of 74. A wonderful performer, his songs were big hits for others, notably Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and Rodney Crowell.

More:

“Guy Clark dead at 74,” Peter Cooper, The Tennessean

“Guy Clark, a King of the Texas Troubadours, Is Dead at 74,” Bill Friskics-Warren, New York Times

“Legendary Texas songwriter Guy Clark, 74, dies,” Roberto Villalpando, Austin America-Statesman

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