Written-By – Bennie Moten, Ray Charles, T. Hayes*
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Let's All Sing To Him: Hymns Of All Churches (LP, Album, RP). Decca. Vendi questa versione. Let's All Sing To Him: Hymns Of All Churches (LP, Album, Mono, RP).
Let's All Sing To Him: Hymns Of All Churches (LP, Album, RP).
Foley was close friends with Townes Van Zandt and was greatly influenced by him. Foley's stage name was inspired by his admiration of musician Red Foley. Foley placed duct tape on the tips of his cowboy boots to mock the "Urban Cowboy"-crazed folks with their silver-tipped cowboy boots. He later made a suit out of duct tape that he wore walking around. The master tapes from his first studio album were confiscated by the DEA when the executive producer was caught in a drug bust. 190 Another studio album disappeared when the master copies were stolen with his belongings from a station wagon that Foley had been given and lived i. 180 A third studio album, Wanted More Dead.
He also released his first LP that year, Souvenir Album (Decca DL-5303). Foley's manager was Jim McConnell and "Dub" Albritton was his personal appearances manager. Starting in 1951, he hosted The Red Foley Show on Saturday afternoons on NBC Radio from Nashville (moving to ABC Radio and Springfield, Missouri from 1956 to 1961) sponsored by Dow Chemical.
Foley hosted the first popular country music series on network television, "Ozark Jubilee", from 1955 to 1960. He also was heard on the Grand Ole Opry radio show. Performed with the Anita Kerr singers, Foley sings this gospel hymn and released it on his album in 1958. Foley speaks with an amazing vocal delivery of the song with lyrics by Virgil Brock and Blanche Kerr Brock. His delivery is heartfelt and sincere and makes this one of his best songs which was not released as a single. 8. Sugarfoot Rag. This Western Swing by Foley reached number four on the country charts in 1950 and also crossed over to the Billboard charts, reaching number twenty-four.
At 39, Blaze Foley left this world with little evidence that he had ever inhabited it. He certainly never had any wealth - he was known by his friends for using duct tape to hold most of his possessions together - or fame - being shot to death probably got the local singer-songwriter more press than anything he did during his life - and his recorded musical output was sparse. Like the character in the Kris Kristofferson song, Foley was a poet and a picker, a walking contradiction, and a problem when he was stoned. I think Blaze enjoyed telling people that, he'd do a song and say, "This is off my album and the FBI has the master tapes. Then there was a recording going on with Spencer Starnes at Cedar Creek studios that was partially completed before was killed.
Sue Foley, Austin, Texas. Guitar Woman + Ice Queen Cool. Sue Foley - The Ice Queen. White Owl Red. Musician/band.