Saturday, November 16, 2013

Record #0516: I'm Movin' On / With This Ring I Thee Wed – HANK SNOW

RCA Victor 48-0328 (original) USA, 1950
Words & Music bySide AHank Snow; Side B – Steve Nelson, Edward Nelson, Jr., Jack Rollins
Musicians: Hank Snow (vocals and guitar), Joseph Talbot III (steel guitar), Ernie Newton (bass), Tommy Waden (fiddle)
Recording sessions: Produced by Stephen Sholes at Brown Radio Productions, Nashville, TN, Mar. 28, 1950
Highest chart positions:  US Country #1

Based on the label numbering, "I'm Movin' On" (48-0328B) was originally intended as the flip side of this record, but the radio stations must have immediately realized which of the two tracks really had the hit potential in it.

"I'm Movin' On" spent 21 weeks on the top of US Country charts. It's a definite country classic which has later been covered by many artists, including The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Steppenwolf and George Thorogood.

List price:  Very Good+ is $20, Near Mint is $40. Black vinyls are re-issues and $20 for a Near Mint.

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