Tennessee waltz

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Tennessee waltz

Postby colonel snow » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:29 pm

The original version was recorded in april 1947 by Cowboy Copas (King 696).

Other versions:
02-12-47 - Pee Wee King (RCA 20-2680 / RCA 20-4601);
17-12-47 - Jimmy & Leon Short (Decca 46122);
15-01-49 - Roy Acuff & his Smoky Mountain Boys (Columbia 20551);
11-09-50 - Erskine Hawkins (Coral 60313);
00-10-50 - Claude McLin & his Orchestra (Chess 1432);
14-10-50 - Patti Page (Mercury 5534);
26-10-50 - Anita O'Day (London 867);
01-11-50 - Jo Stafford (Columbia 39065);
00-11-50 - Fontane Sisters (RCA 20-3979);
00-11-50 - Guy Lombardo & his Orchestra (Decca 27336);
00-11-50 - Sammy Kaye & his Orchestra (Columbia 39113);
00-11-50 - Tommy Tucker & his Orchestra with vocal Don Brown (MGM 10864);
00-12-50 - Les Paul & Mary Ford (Capitol 1316).

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Re: Tennessee waltz

Postby colonel snow » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:30 pm

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Re: Tennessee waltz

Postby Suspicious Minds » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:17 pm

Interestingly, while Cowboy Cowpas recorded the song first, his version wasn’t released until March 1948. Pee Wee King’s version was recorded later, but released earlier (Jan 25, 1948) than Cowpas’ rendition.
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Re: Tennessee waltz

Postby Colin B » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:24 am

I remember listening to Tennessee Waltz on the radio when I was a small lad [this would have been late 1940s].

The words worried me.

Seemed like you could have a girlfriend & you could lose her in the simple act of her dancing with an old friend of yours !

The grown-up world was such dangerous place !

I wasn't sure I ever wanted to go there...
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Re: Tennessee waltz

Postby Suspicious Minds » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:09 pm

Cowboy Cowpas’ original recording:

https://youtu.be/4XG6tlIqeYc

Pee Wee King’s version:

https://youtu.be/srdSXqXTamo
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