Friday, March 24, 2006

Dear John

Jean Shepard is the most underrated female singer in country music. At a time when Kitty Wells and Patsy Cline were dominating the charts, Shepard was the premier honkytonk singer of the 50s and 60s. She never got the recognition she deserved, and now is remembered mostly by hardcore country fans.


Shepard was discovered by Ferlin Huskey, who performed the duet "A Dear John Letter" with her in 1953. Other songs she recorded were Beautiful Lies, Twice the Lovin' (In Half the Time), I've Learned to Live With You (And Be Alone), Second Fiddle (To an Old Guitar). Now in her 70s, she continues to tour.



A Dear John Letter


1 Comments:

This Jean Shepherd cut is nice...on a C/W tip, we have 51 (FIFTY-ONE!) mostly country/western/gospel-y free mp3 tracks available at HPS...our "tribute" to Easter and JC

Some are quite "off the map" - though most stick close to well-trodden sonic paths

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