Hey Cat !

Hey Cat !

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Specialty Records !

Claude King and his Hillbilly Ramblers.
Specialty Record # X SP 705 - 1952
She Knows Why / She's My Baby.

Tillman Franks - Upright Bass, Claude King - Rhythm Guitar/ Vocals & Tommy Tomlinson - Lead Guitar.

I love Johnny Horton's version of this song, but for me this original version just pips it for me, it has that special feel and the vocals are underplayed by Claude and to this end it just oozes class !
She Knows Why was written by Claude and released on the LA Rhythm & Blues label 'Specialty' . Hank Williams wanted to record this as 'You Know Why' but was eventually recorded by Johnny Horton .

Claude King passed away 7th March 2013.

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