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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Hot Rod Jordanaires

Jordanaires  -  Malibu Run  (2:04)

Recently, while scrounging for 45s out in the Atlanta suburbs I found this mystifying head-scratcher by the Jordanaires.  Who would've figured these tame but talented background vocalists for Rip Chords wannabes with a passion for hot rod sounds?  Certainly not I.  And how about the fact that this extraordinarily unlikely disc was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones, Columbia's in-house go-to guys for classic Nashville country sounds by people like Ray Price, Carl Butler and Pearl, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Lefty Frizzell and others.  And I have no idea who author R. Wilkins is but I wonder if he's somehow related to Bucky Wilkin (no "s" at the end) who wrote and recorded a substantial body of hot rod work in Nashville as a member of Ronny & The Daytonas


Jukeboxmafia said...

Way cool find!

Anonymous said...

I've been thrown by the Ronnie Wilkins/Bucky Wilkin credit before but Ronnie Wilkins had a partner, John Hurley and they wrote lots of stuff, most notably "Son of a Preacher Man."