By Dorothy Horstman
Masking greater than 3,200 vintage kingdom track songs, this publication embraces the rustic style from its earliest roots to the top of 1989. It comprises all the recorded number-one hits from the early Twenties in addition to awesome gospel songs that have turn into part of the rustic tune repertory, significant mess around tunes used all through state tune heritage, and significant instrumentals, between others. each one music is documented with crucial publishing, licensing, and recording details, together with chart placements and extraordinary awards earned. Many entries are annotated both with comments from the songwriters or ancient notes through the writer.
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Ace Cannon (Hi 2051). AC Action: None. No. of Artists: Over 20. Awards: BMI Country Award 1949, 1950. Author Notes: “About four o’clock one morning in Cincinnati’s Gibson Hotel, Alton and Rabon Delmore and I were getting ready for a recording session the next day. Alton knew a guitar riff he had learned from Henry Glover, a black songwriter on the King Records staff at the time. We decided to put words to it and a song was born. ”— Wayne Raney. 254 Bluest Eyes in Texas. Music/Lyrics: Tim Dubois/Dave Robbins/Van Stephenson.
His dad obviously never gets to see him play; of course, he wouldn’t have anyway, being blind. He dies and the night he passes away, the kid goes out and really tears it up. At the end of the game, he’s a hero and the coach asked him to tell why he was playing so good. He says, ‘Well, dad was blind. ’ It’s a kind of life-after-death statement, faith and all that. And that just captured the way I felt about my dad. Had he not died before I had any success writing normal songs, I wouldn’t have ever written a song about a football player.
He was going places, seeing things, doing things. ”— Carrie Rodgers (from My Husband Jimmy Rodgers). 275 Brand on My Heart. Music/Lyrics: Hank Snow. Copyright Date: 1967. Publisher: Hank’s Music, Inc. (adm. ). Licensed by: BMI. First Recorded by: Hank Snow (Victor 70224) 1945. Made Famous by: Hank Snow (Victor 47-02224) 1946. Country Chart: None. Pop Chart: None. AC Action: None. No. of Artists: Two found. 276 Branded Man. Music/Lyrics: Merle Haggard. Copyright Date: 1967. , Inc. Licensed by: BMI.