Archives For December 2018

This UK broadcast was originally titled: ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’ when it was on TV in 1964 but was re-broadcast in 1987 and re-titled “Don’t Knock the Rock”

Richard sings: Lucille’ / ‘Long Tall Sally’ / ‘Send Me Some Lovin’ / ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’ / ‘Hound Dog’ / ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’

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   55 years ago … on  Dec 5, 1963, Ferlin Husky recorded
“Timber I’m Falling”.
From the 1965 Drive-in classic “40 Acre Feud” …
I believe that’s Mrs. Husky on the right
Our thanks to musicologist Greg Germani for the rare copy of the film
The many versions of the classic tune by songwriters Jack Rhodes and Dick Reynolds

Wanda Jackson 1956

The Springfields (Dusty Springfield) 1962

The Springfields’ version of “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” reached the U.S. Top 20 (Billboard), No. 23 (Cash Box), the first single by a British group ever to do so

Norma Jean 1962

On the Porter Wagoner Show

Dottie West 1962

On the Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry Show with Skeeter Willis on fiddle

Skeeter Davis 1962

Rose Maddox 1964 (faster tempo … with a rock beat)

Glen Campbell [gt/vcl], Roy Nichols [gt], Ralph Mooney [steel]

Jody Miller 1965 (This is a weird one)

on ABC’s “Shindig”

Linda Ronstadt 1973 

Peter (Sneaky Pete) Kleinow arranged and performed the pedal steel guitar on this number

Honky Tonk Angels — Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn 1993

with cameos by Chet Atkins, Carl Perkins, and more

 

 



Faron Young sings “The Comeback”


From 1965 with guitarist Jack Watkins (who was once married to Connie Smith)

Well, I was ruling the roost, had all the chicks to myself.
And suddenly it happened, that funny little feeling I felt.
Well, I tried to outrun it, but it finally caught up with me.
Tell me how can I run from something that I can’t see?

Oh, that little bitty teeny weeny thing they call the lovebug.
Nobody’s ever seen it, but it’s got the whole world shook up.
It all started with a little bitty kiss and a hug.
It’s a little bitty teeny weeny thing they call the lovebug.

Well, I always thought that I had me a pretty good style,
But I lost that race by a good old country mile.
Yeah, I was walking all around
With my head held way up high,
And it fooled me, hit me, really took me by surprise.

Oh, that little bitty teeny weeny thing they call the lovebug.
Nobody’s ever seen it, but it’s got the whole world shook up.
It all started with a little bitty kiss and a hug.
It’s a little bitty teeny weeny thing they call the lovebug.

Yes, a little bitty teeny weeny thing they call the lovebug…