Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Record #0147: Conversation With a Gun/ Rye Whiskey – TEX RITTER

Capitol F4217 (original) USA, 1959
Words & Music by:  Side A – Johnny Bond; Side B – trad. arr. Johnny Bond
Musicians:  Tex Ritter (vocals) with Paul Sells Orchestra
Recording sessions:  Produced by Lee Gillette at Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, May 5, 1959
Highest chart positions:  Didn’t hit Top 100

I have to admit that I bought this solely based on the song titles and the artist name. :)

The flip side song is also known as “Jack of Diamonds”, a traditional folk song from Texas. Tex Ritter made his first recording of the song already in 1932 (unreleased) and made his first released recording of it the year after. He also recorded the song in 1948 and that version reached #9 in US Country charts.

List price:  Very Good+ $7.50, Near Mint $15

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