Sonny James: The Southern Gentleman (1995)
When you think about the all-time superstars of country music, the name Sonny James may not immediately pop into your mind. But Sonny, known as “The Southern Gentleman,'' was a megastar, reeling off an incredible 16 No. 1 hits in a row.
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Q&A: Chris Robinson on His New Band, Bonding with Phil Lesh
(Listen to our premiere of album track "Bright Lights, Big City," a cover influenced by Sonny James' version, above). Robinson, a father of two, is looking forward to getting back on the road for an unusual reason – to get some rest.
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At 75, Buddy Guy is still giving his all to the blues
Also Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim and Sonny Boy Williamson II. Not that blues guitarist-singer Buddy Guy isn't a legend in his own right. His backup on the original recordings of Wolf's "Killing Floor" and …
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UK collection from the Country great spanning the years 1972-79. Sonny James placed 72 singles on the Country charts between 1953 and 1983, 23 of which made it all the way to the top and 13 of which into the Hot 100. He spent more time in the #1 chart position than any other Country music artist. In 2006, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Sonny James ranks as the 12th biggest Country artist of the ’60s – above the likes of Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Merle Haggard and Bobby Bare. For the ’70s – when the tracks on this CD kept his chart profile alive – he comes in at 10th, putting him above Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Jerry Lee Lewis and even Willie Nelson. 22 tracks. T-Bird Americana. 2011.
List Price: $ 18.98
Some cool Sonny James images:
WERH Radio Station
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Located in my hometown. Up until 2-3 years ago it was a country station broadcasting on FM 92.1 and AM 970. Then for some strange reason, the format changed to top 40 type pop music.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame member Edgar Clayton put a future AL & Country Music Hall of Famer on the radio for the first time at this station the 1960′s. Tammy Wynette was known by her birth name at the time: Wynette Pugh. Other local talents that have passed through this station and later became known in Nashville included Sonny James, Billy Sherrill and Carmol Taylor.
Welcome to Hackleburg
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The entire town was pretty much wiped off the map by an F5 tornado on April 27, 2011.
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