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.


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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Sanford Clark R.I.P.

Another legend has gone. Rockabilly and country singer Sanford Clark, best remembered for his 1956 hit "The Fool", died July 4, 2021, at the age of 85 years. He had been in hospital in Joplin, Missouri, due to cancer but died from an infection with COVID19.

Clark was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but started his musical career in Phoenix, Arizona, where he soon became part of the lively music scene. He met later famous producer, songwriter and singer Lee Hazlewood, with whom he would work together on and off for the next years. Clark's debut was "The Fool", which became his first and biggest hit. He later recorded numerous singles and albums, including a cover of the murder ballad "It's Nothing to Me," which became an underground favorite, and a remake of "The Fool" with country star Waylon Jennings on electric guitar.

Recommended reading:
The Billboard: "Sanford Clark dead: Rockabilly Performer, Dies at 85 from COVID-19"

To remember Sanford Clark, we feature one of his later recordings today, the great "Just Bluesin'", a typical 1960s Lee Hazlewood production.

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