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Monday, August 23, 2021

All-Time Country Favorites - Bob Kames


Honk Tonk Angels

Bob Kames
King Of The Hammond Organ
Plays All-Time Country Favorites 
With Steel Guitar accompaniment by Pete Drake
Hollywood Records HLP 506

From the back cover: The wedding of the Hammond Organ and the Steel Guitar took place today in Music City U.S.A. and joined together the talented hands of Bob Kames and Pete Drake.

The two most popular musical instruments in the world are the electric organ and the electric guitar. Bob Kames, rated the most popular organist on records in 1963, traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to avail himself of the famous "NASHVILLE SOUND". Creating best selling organ albums year in and year out is a tremendous task and it takes constant research and study to keep giving the record buying public, and the amateur organist... (a big part of Kames popularity rests with this group as many of them try to learn and copy his unique and distinctive style and to find by trail and error the stops he uses to create a style and sound that is all and alone new... exciting... different.

Nashville, Tennessee properly termed "Music City U.S.A", is the number one recording center in the world and is famous for its "hit record" industry. For musicians to accompany him, Bob chose the best of the best... Pete Drake, on steel guitar (selected as the most Outstanding Country Instrumentalist of 1964); Pete Wade, one of Nashville's "most-in-demand" electric guitar players; Tommy Hill, a star in his own right on rhythm guitar and on drums, Billie Salyer. – Hal Neely, Hollywood Records

My Happiness 
Have I Told You Lately That I Love  You
Medley: Birmingham Jail & Down In The Valley
It Makes No Difference Now
On Top Of Old Smokey
Country Boy's Deck Of Cards
Y'All Come
Honky Tonk Angels
Near You
Medley: Anytime & Bouquet Of Roses
The Waltz You Saved For Me
Long, Long Ago
Wabash Cannonball

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