Saturday, March 01, 2014

Country Club #30: Shotgun Boogie

Country boogie was a link between western swing and rock'n'roll. Tennessee Ernie Ford , most famous for "Sixteen Tons, " had a big hit with Shotgun Boogie in 1951, which spent 14 week atop the country charts. Here are two versions from the period. The first features the legendary Jimmy Bryant on guitar and Speedy West on pedal steel.

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