Saturday, November 29, 2014

Record #0619: Even Tho / Sparkling Brown Eyes – WEBB PIERCE

Decca 9-29107 (original) USA, May 1954
Words & Music bySide A –  Willie Jones, Curt Peoples, Webb Pierce; Side B –  Billy Cox
Musicians: Webb Pierce (lead vocals), Side A - The Wilburn Brothers (backing vocals), Hank Garland (guitar), Chet Atkins (guitar), Doyle Wilburn (rhythm guitar), Bud Isaacs (steel guitar), Ernie Newton (bass), Tommy Jackson (fiddle), Jack Kay (fiddle), Farris Coursey (drums); Side B -  Grady Martin (guitar), Bud Isaacs (steel guitar), Jack Kay (fiddle), others unknown
Recording sessions: Castle Studio at the Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN, Side A - Nov. 29, 1953; Side B - Feb. 23, 1954
Highest chart positions:  US Country #1

This was the 6th time Pierce topped the US Country charts.

Paul Cohen was running the Castle Studio and he probably also produced these sessions.

Now, after eight back-to-back posts of Webb Pierce and old school country music, the next post will be something different. It's amazing how majority of country lyrics and Finnish schlager music lyrics are similar (ie. mostly sad & depressing). :)

List price
:  Very Good+ is $12.50, Near Mint is $25

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