RED SMILEY / SINGS COUNTRY
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The late great RED SMILEY is well known in the Bluegrass field for the contributions from the Don Reno & Red Smiley fame. This recording was made in 1968 after Red had retired from touring. It is NOT Bluegrass! Instead, it is strickly COUNTRY with some of Nashville`s top session players of that time including Jeff Newman/Pedal Steel, D.J. Fontana/Drums ( played for Elvis ) and Wade Phillips/Electric Lead Guitar.
All of the songs here had never been recorded and the album was never released. Only a 45rpm of "Best Female Actress of the Year". Then later Charlie Moore recorded a bluegrass version of the song. None of the the others have ever been recorded or even heard by anyone else. So, in 2005 Producer/Promoter Buddy Hogan went to Waynesboro, VA to meet with John Major. And this is what wound up from that meeting.
Sound Stop Music
"If you like Traditional Country, the singing and picking on this CD is TOP NOTCH!"
"...in just a few short years he created a lifetime of songs and material that will last forever in the world of entertainment and will stand the test of time for all to enjoy. He left us with something more valuable than
money, he left us his heart."
Blue Highways TV
" I grew up watching Reno and Smiley on TV, and could not imagine Red singing country. Puzzled, I listened to this recording featuring the legendary bluegrass musician Red Smiley, WOW! Red Smiley could have made it as a big time country artist too! Listen to this CD and I`m sure you`ll agree, that Red Smiley`s talent was, and is, TIMELESS."
VW Boys / AM640 WGOC
Check out the artist's website:
1. Look What I`ve Turned to Today
2. Stop Me
3. Old Has Been
4. Best Female Actress Of the Year
5. False Impressions
6. The Hurt
7. Wild Honey
8. My World
9. Your Love
10. Wailing Wall