Sam Phillips had slapback at Sun, and Capitol Records built large reverb rooms into the basement of their Hollywood studios, which can be heard to great effect by Speedy West, who joins Hank Thompson on "Waiting In The Lobby Of Your Heart." In this song Hank describes the painful wait that sometimes a man must endure, not knowing whether he's here nor there, or where he should be - suffering an existential mind-fuck, or maybe just lost in space.
Download: "Waiting In The Lobby Of Your Heart" mp3
by Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys, 1952.
available on All-Time Greatest Hits
"I'm Waiting For The Day" mp3
by The Reigning Sound, 2001.
available on Break Up Break Down
"Tired of Waiting For You" mp3
by The Kinks, 1965.
available on BBC Sessions 1964-1977
"Crying, Hoping, Waiting," mp3
by Buddy Holly, 1959.
available on The Buddy Holly Collection
"Waiting In Vain" mp3.
by Bob Marley and the Wailers, 1977.
available on Exodus.
Photo: Butte, Montana 1994. © Ted Barron