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Red Sovine (Born 7th July, 1917)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:08 am
by john poole
Born Woodrow Wilson Sovine one hundred years ago today - 7th July, 1917 (Charleston, West Virginia) [died 4th April, 1980] best known for his "trucker" narrations including 'Giddyup Go'; 'Phantom 309'; & 'Teddy Bear'

'Why Baby Why' on the Porter Wagoner Show in 1962
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u75tnbt6aRY
Red's cover version (a duet with Webb Pierce) was a country #1 in 1956 - seemingly more successful than George Jones' original had been (country #'4 a few months previously)
https://secondhandsongs.com/performance ... nav-entity

'Freightliner Fever (1970)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6dB6ZT9n7Y

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.c ... &GRid=6971