Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Karl & Harty day
Karl Davis and Hartford Conneticut Taylor were from Kentucky and teamed up in 1930. During the 1930s, they were featured on WLS's National Barn Dance, which increased their popularity. They got a recording contract with the American Record Corporation, but none of their recordings became huge hits. All in all, their career never took really off - they only gained a bit of fame on radio. But they influenced a lot of other musicians. Karl Davis wrote "Kentucky", a song dedicated to his homestate, and "I'm Just Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail", which became a classic and was covered by such artists as Hank Snow, Red Allen, the Blue Sky Boys or the Everly Brothers. In the 1940s, they recorded for Capitol and Columbia but soon dropped out of music.
Here are two songs by Karl & Harty:
1. Friendless and Sad
2. I Heard the Wicked Pray