Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Truck Drivin' Man























Last week we heard a couple of trucker songs played by west coast hippies. Today we'll listen to the genuine article, and some cover versions it spawned.















In 1954 Terry Fell recorded this, the first version of the second most popular truck driving song ever (third maybe if you count "Convoy"). The first, would be Dave Dudley's "Six Days On The Road," and wouldn't come for another decade or so, so this very important record jump started a genre that has rocked the interstates for more than half a century.




















Download:

"Truck Drivin' Man" mp3
by Terry Fell and The Fellers, 1954.
available on Truck Driver's Boogie, Big Rig Hits 1939-1969

"Truck Drivin' Man" mp3
by Buck Owens and His Buckaroos, 1964
available on Together Again/My Heart Skips A Beat

"Truck Drivin' Man" mp3
by Red Simpson, 1966.
available on Roll, Truck, Roll

"Truck Drivin' Man" mp3
by Don Walser, 1996.
availlable on Rig Rock Deluxe

"Truck Drivin' Man" mp3
by James Luther Dickinson, 2006.
available on Jungle Jim and the Voodoo Tiger




















Download:

"Don't Drop It" mp3
by Terry Fell and The Fellers, 1954.
available on Truck Drivin' Man

"Don't Drop It" mp3
by Wilbert Harrison, 1957.
available on Kansas City

"Don't Drop It" mp3
by Jerry Lee Lewis 1963 (?)
available on Sun Essentials

top photograph © Ted Barron, 2002.

2 comments:

justine said...

could you please repost big mama thorton's "hound dog?"

thanks!

Ted Barron said...

okay justine, you got your wish, only because i like your name. act soon, it's not up for long

t.