45 RPM Ep. 23 – “Perfect Country Song”

Producer, Writer and Host Sam Waldron
Lives in North Seattle

Original Air Date: June 11, 2018

Show 23, “The Perfect Country Song”, presents 14 big hits from the country charts in 1944 through 1947 in order to determine: What elements would need to be in the “perfect” country song? Performers include Tex Ritter, Red Foley, Merle Travis, Bing Crosby, Roy Rogers, Al Dexter, and Cindy Walker.

Track List

String of Pearls The Glenn Miller Orchestra
I’m Wasting My Tears on You Tex Ritter
Soldier’s Last Letter Ernest Tubb
Smoke on the Water Red Foley
Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette Tex Williams
Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe
Divorce Me C.O.D. Merle Travis
Don’t Fence Me In Roy Rogers
You Two Timed me One Time Too Often Tex Ritter
Pistol Packin’ Mama Bing Crosby and the Andrews sisters
I’m Losing My Mind Over You Al Dexter
So Round So Firm So Fully Packed Merle Travis
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again Cindy Walker
Never Trust a Woman Tex Williams
When You Leave Don’t Slam The Door Tex Ritter
Guitar Polka Al Dexter