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For June Webb CDs detail, audio clips, and purchase options Click Here >> Shame On Me <> is a wonderful song written by prolific songwriter Lawton Williams. Lawton also gave us incredible songs such as Fraulein in 1957 and Farewell Party in 1960 <> The original recording was released by Lawton in 1962 <> Bobby Bare had his first country chart hit with the song, #23 in 1962 <> Donna Fargo had a
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>> Farewell Party <> written by Lawton Williams <> Lawton had the original 1960 <> Gene Watson’s cover in 1978 went to #5 on Billboard. Farewell Party did not have a story behind it … that is okay, we can use the Farewell Party theme to celebrate the time we had together listening to and viewing these fine Traditional Country Music songs and say farewell until the next time with this update’s Gospel tune next ... actually both the original and a nice cover...
Songwriters, Originals and Covers Continued
>> In His Arms I’m Not Afraid <> written by Jim Eanes <> The original was by Jim in 1970 <> I included this song for a novel reason other than it being a terrific song. In the early days of the June Webb website one of Miss June’s fans was a gentleman named Mike Baldwin … he became a friend from afar. Mike, his son William and grandson Landon played gigs around North Carolina. At some point we decided Miss June and I would stop by his location the next time we were heading up north to see our family [NY, Maryland and Virginia] so Miss June could join them at a local gig. For logistical reasons on Mike’s end that event never occurred. Unfortunately, we have lost contact with Mike, bummer… here is a wonderful unrecorded cover of In His Arms by Mike, William and Landon in 2013 ... William is on main vocal <> Very, very nice...
a smash hit at #8 in 1977 ... it is on Miss June’s Jukebox <> Miss June’s and my favorite is
Top down ... Lawton Williams <> Norro Wilson <> Gene Watson [click to enlarge]
Top down ... Jim Eanes <> Mike, William and Landon Baldwin [click to enlarge]
Okay folks ... that is it for this write-up. Until next time... Happy Trails cover by Ranger Doug and The Riders In The Sky 1987
Note: Dale Evans is credited with composing Happy Trails; however, the truth is she took it from Foy Willing's Happy Trails In Sunshine Valley. That's ugly! According to Foy's wife, he was furious since it was his copyright. Unfortunately, he never pursued it legally. So much for loyalty for the band that backed Rogers and Evans for years ... Foy Willing and Riders and the Purple Sage.