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  • Larry Davis
    Thanks to Greg for adding five more songs about hippies to Classic Country files. There s also a song by Jamie Johnson, Between Jennings And Jones , thanks to
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 7 2:37 AM
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      Thanks to Greg for adding five more songs about hippies to Classic Country files.

      There's also a song by Jamie Johnson, "Between Jennings And Jones", thanks to Tom Kanpa.

      http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Classic-Country-Music-1940s-to-1970s/files/


      In Coulda Been Country files, I've taken Colin's suggestion and help in featuring 22 songs by Dusty Springfield. You'll find most of her familiar hits and some lesser known songs too. Her version of "Yesterday When I Was Young" was recorded in 1972, three years after Roy Clark's hit record on it.

      "Silver Threads And Golden Needles" has an interesting story. Although apparently first recorded by Wanda Jackson for Capitol in 1956, it was first popularized by The Springfields in 1962. Getting to #16 country and #20 pop, it was on it's way to being Jack Rhodes most valuable copyright, even exceeding "A Satisfied Mind".

      "Silver Threads" would chart twice in 1974. #20 by Linda Ronstadt and #74 by Charlie McCoy. In 1994 it charted again for the trio of Dolly, Tammy and Loretta.

      It was in Roy Clark's first vocal album *Tip Of My Fingers*, *The Everly Brothers Sing Great Country Hits*, *Heart And Soul Of Ferlin Husky*, performed by Norma Jean on *The Porter Wagoner Show* album, and Skeeter Davis' in *The End Of The World* album, all those in 1963. The Pozo Seco Singers put it their album *Time* (1966), Linda Ronstadt in *Hand Sown...Home Grown* (1968) and a new version in *Don't Cry Now* (1974).

      It's also been in charting albums by the Brothers Four, Jody Miller, Johnny Rivers, and Janis Joplin.

      Dusty Springfield, always a distinctive vocalist, exhibits an uncharacteristic country twang on the Springfields hit recording of "Silver Threads". Some of the other pop hits in this collection have already been accepted in the country field. "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" was a country chart hit for Elvis Presley. "Son Of A Preacher Man" has been covered by Jan Howard, Chet Atkins, Bobbie Gentry, Skeeter Davis, Peggy Little (#40), and more recently by Bobbie Cryner. "Willie And Laura Mae Jones", written by Tony Joe White, was covered by Waylon Jennings on his *Good Hearted Woman* album.

      She had the hit version of two popular movie songs of the '60s. "The Look Of Love" from Casino Royale, and the 1969 Oscar winner "The Windmills Of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair. In more than a bit of irony, he biggest charting hit didn't come until 1988's guest appearance with The Pet Shop Boys on "What Have I Done To Deserve This". It was also her last chart appearance. She was taken by cancer ten years ago on March 2, 1999.

      http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Coulda-Been-Country/files/
    • William Cox
      ... I don t see Dusty s version of Yesterday, When I Was Young in Files. Was it removed? I d like to hear it. Bill
      Message 2 of 4 , Apr 12 6:56 AM
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        --- In Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Davis" wrote:
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        > In Coulda Been Country files, I've taken Colin's suggestion and help
        > in featuring 22 songs by Dusty Springfield. You'll find most of her
        > familiar hits and some lesser known songs too. Her version of
        > "Yesterday When I Was Young" was recorded in 1972, three years after
        > Roy Clark's hit record on it.

        I don't see Dusty's version of "Yesterday, When I Was Young" in Files. Was it removed? I'd like to hear it.

        Bill
      • Larry Davis
        It s in files now, Bill. I just missed it when doing the uploading. Once I get around 20 tracks uploaded it s hard to keep track of which ones I ve uploaded. I
        Message 3 of 4 , Apr 12 12:17 PM
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          It's in files now, Bill. I just missed it when doing the uploading.

          Once I get around 20 tracks uploaded it's hard to keep track of which ones I've uploaded. I try to do them in alphabetical order rather than skipping around, still it's easy to miss one. Thanks for catching that.

          Larry Davis

          ----- Original Message -----
          From: "William Cox" <>
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          Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 6:56 AM
          Subject: [Coulda-Been-Country] Re: New in files


          > --- In Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Davis" wrote:
          >>
          >> In Coulda Been Country files, I've taken Colin's suggestion and help
          >> in featuring 22 songs by Dusty Springfield. You'll find most of her
          >> familiar hits and some lesser known songs too. Her version of
          >> "Yesterday When I Was Young" was recorded in 1972, three years after
          >> Roy Clark's hit record on it.
          >
          > I don't see Dusty's version of "Yesterday, When I Was Young" in Files. Was it removed? I'd like to hear it.
          >
          > Bill
          >
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