Posts tagged ‘Jerry Lee Lewis’

November 3, 2011

This Day in Music History

Liz Anderson, legendary country songwriter, passed away on Monday.  She wrote hits for Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings and many more.  The New York Times has a really great obituary on her, complete with links to many of her songs.  Check it out here.

April 6, 2011

This (Belated) Day in Music History

We got a little caught up yesterday and didn’t get to this in time, but feel it’s too important not to note.  Yesterday was Cowboy Jack Clement‘s birthday, born April 5, 1931. Clements has been perhaps one of the most influential people in country music history that too many people know nothing about.

Well, we’re here to help educate you on the man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, was Townes Van Zant’s first publisher, produced tracks by Louis Armstrong and U2 and continues to facilitate greatness in those he works with, and is apparently one helluva ballroom dancer to boot.

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April 4, 2011

Tuesday Tip-Off: Ha Ha Tonka

Yeah, we know it’s Monday, but Ha Ha Tonka‘s Death of a Decade was going to be our tip-off tomorrow when we were tipped-off ourselves to this little tidbit of info.

 

You can get Death of a Decade today, 24 hours early, exclusively at Amazon MP3.  Suck it linear time.  This is the internet.  Read our thoughts on the album, see some sweet vids of the band (including one of them hanging out with Anthony Bourdain) and get that hot link to grab the album early.