Monday, December 17, 2012

Record #0205: The Shot Gun Boogie / I Ain’t Gonna Let It Happen No More – TENNESSEE ERNIE

Capitol F1295 (original) USA, Nov. 1950
Words & Music by:  Tennessee Ernie
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford (vocals), Merle Travis (lead guitar), Eddie Kirk (guitar), Wesley “Speedy” West (steel guitar), Roy Harte (drums), others unknown
Recording sessions: Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, Jul. 27, 1950
Highest chart positions:  US #14, US Country #1

The Shot Gun Boogie” was Ford’s second #1 hit in US Country and the first one to come out as a 7” vinyl.

This is one of those songs that had the ingredients of early rock’n’roll.

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

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