Saturday, November 16, 2013

Country Club 24: Busted

I heard John Conlee's version of "Busted" on the radio this week. Both the deejay and I thought of it as a Ray Charles song. But it was actually written by the great country songwriter Harlan Howard.It was a #13 coutnry hit for Johnny Cash in 1963 and a #4 Hot 100 hit for Ray Charles in the same year. And John Conlee reached #6 with it on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart in 1982.
Here's Johnny Cash

And,Ray Charles (with some great horn lines that I suspect were borrowed on many a blues and r&b tunes.)

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