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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tennessee Border



It was sixty-four years ago today, Red Foley and company headed into a Nashville studio and cut the timeless Tennessee Border, written by George Morgan. Teenaged steel guitarist Billy Robinson is not only still kicking, he still gigs occasionally in Nashville, as he did a few weeks ago, playing with Chris Scruggs & His Air Castle All Stars, a truly world class outfit, at a west Nashville establishment called the Stone Fox.  

The information below appears courtesy of Bear Family records:

February 6, 1949; Castle Studio at the Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue, Nashville, TN.  Producer: Paul Cohen

Red Foley: vocal
Zeb Turner: electric guitar
Grady Martin: guitar
Billy Robinson: steel guitar
Ernie Newton: bass
Owen Bradley: organ

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