Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wanna know my name? I’m a wild child

Buddy Holly & the Crickets with Jerry Ivan Allison on vocals. Allison says he was trying to imitate Jimmy Cagney’s tough guy talk on the vocal. . . .

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

They’ll say no no no no no no no, etc.

The rough and ready original by the Jewels. Overshadowed nationally by the Charms’ cover, but we think the Jewels beat Otis & the Charms by an L.A. country mile!

The Jewels • Hearts of Stone • 1954

Label pic: Discogs

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

And remember our faded love

Proving once again, to my ears anyway, that Elvis’ post-TV Special years were his best, and James Burton’s guitar is no hindrance. Bob Wills sure never took it as far as Elvis and the boys did for his 1970 Elvis Country sessions. James Burton: “‘Faded Love,’ that was raunchy.”

Elvis Presley • Faded Love take 3 • 1970