Saturday, July 28, 2012

Record #0067: Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) / Blue Bells Ring – THE BROWNS

RCA 47-7614 (original) USA, Nov. 1959
Words & Music by:  Side A – Jack Segal, Evelyn Danzig; Side B – John D. Loudermilk
Jim Ed Brown (vocals), Maxine Brown (vocals), Bonnie Brown (vocals), Hank Garland (guitar), John D. Loudermilk (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Floyd Cramer (piano), Buddy Harman (drums), Anita Kerr Singers (backing vocals). Produced by Chet Atkins.
Recording sessions: RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN, Sep.24, 1959
Highest chart positions:  US #13, US Country #7

The title song is a cover of Dinah Shore’s and Juanita Hall’s original from 1949 and it has been covered my many artists including Harry Belafonte, Frankie Laine, Roy Orbison, Gene Vincent, Jim Reeves and Willie Nelson. The Browns’ folk/country cover has been the biggest success of the song in the States.

List price:  Very Good+ is $6, Near Mint is $12

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