Tuesday, June 03, 2014

LONESOME DAY BLUES

“Jay McDonald front and center with his steel guitar.”*


Buck Owens • Release Me • 1963


Jay McDonald, pedal steel guitar; Buck Owens, guitar; Don Rich, fiddle; Jelly Sanders, guitar; Kenny Pierce, electric bass; Ken Presley, drums. Recorded in Hollywood, California, 14 Feb 1963.

*LP notes

2 comments:

  1. It's nice to hear this fine instrumental from Buck's band. I've usually avoided this title because of Humperdinck's vocal hit.

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    1. While the thought of Englebert doing this song is a bit gag-reflex-inducing, it should help to remember that apart from great versions by country artists from Ray Price to Kitty Wells, the all-time classic is by our own Little Esther Phillips. . . .

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