By Dorothy Horstman
Overlaying greater than 3,200 vintage nation track songs, this booklet embraces the rustic style from its earliest roots to the tip of 1989. It contains the entire recorded number-one hits from the early Nineteen Twenties besides remarkable gospel songs that have develop into part of the rustic song repertory, significant mess around tunes used all through kingdom song historical past, and significant instrumentals, between others. each one music is documented with crucial publishing, licensing, and recording details, together with chart placements and extraordinary awards earned. Many entries are annotated both with feedback from the songwriters or ancient notes via the writer.
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A young bronco rider named Orville Fisher was riding a brown gelding. The horse turned a somersault, apparently killing the rider. This memory remained with Cheetham and eventually resulted in this song. As it turned out, Fisher survived the fall, though his head was “crushed like an eggshell,” and he recovered after two or three years. He rode in a few local rodeos after that. In the late 1970s, when last heard from, he was herding cattle in Muddy Creek, Oregon. Meanwhile, Cheetham had started singing his ballad at dude ranches and resorts, and in 1929 he sang it in a short ﬁlm called Cow Camp Ballads, which was released by Paramount.
Made Famous by: No one artist. Country Chart: None. Pop Chart: None. AC Action: None. No. of Artists: 12 found. Notes: Fiddle tune. 210 Blackboard of My Heart. Music/Lyrics: Lyle Gaston/Hank Thompson. Copyright Date: 1956, renewed. , Inc. Licensed by: ASCAP/BMI. First Recorded by: Hank Thompson (Capitol 3347) 1956. Made Famous by: Hank Thompson (Capitol 3347) 1956. , Hank Thompson (Capitol 3347). Pop Chart: None. AC Action: None. No. of Artists: Five. Author Notes: “This was about 1951 and I had just started writing songs.
Had he not died before I had any success writing normal songs, I wouldn’t have ever written a song about a football player. The football song — the story is a true story which happened to someone in the ’20s or ’30s in an eastern prep school. I think there was a Readers Digest article about it. ”— Sterling Whipple. 215 Blistered. Music/Lyrics: Billy Edd Wheeler. Copyright Date: 1963, 1971, renewed. /Quartet Music, Inc. Licensed by: ASCAP. First Recorded by: Billy Edd Wheeler (Kapp 550) 1963. Made Famous by: Johnny Cash (Columbia 45020) 1969.
America's Best Loved Country Songs: An Encyclopedia of More Than 3,000 Classics Through the 1980s by Dorothy Horstman