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"Born to Lose" by Floyd Tillman / "The Best Years of Your Life" by Keith Lloyd

Oldiesmann

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Oldiesmann @ 2019-10-06 20:10:36 UTC

Going through the discography for Country & Western Hits, the country counterpart to Hit Records, and am unable to find anything about the songs on the B side of a couple of them...


215: "Born to Lose" credited to "Tilman" (I'm assuming Floyd Tillman)

216: "The Best Years of Your Life" credited to Keith Lloyd


In both cases I'm unable to find a song by that title written and/or performed by the credited author. Anybody able to help here?

walt

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walt @ 2019-10-09 09:15:25 UTC

Did you already check Tillman's and Lloyd's artist pages on Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies (Country and crossover music discographies from the 1920s on) ?

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walt @ 2019-10-09 09:31:51 UTC

'Born To Lose' is very likely Daffan's (not Tillman), a hit in 1944, but the song was revived with Ray Charles's crossover hit succes 'Modern Sounds in C&W' album of 1962.


The other one is easier: Carl Smith had a small hit in 1959 with Lloyd's 'Best Years of Your Life'.

https://www.discogs.com/Carl-Smith-Lets-Live-A-Little/release/4611093

The song was first on Smith's 1958 Let's Live a Little album.

Last edit: 2019-10-09 09:38:57 UTC by walt

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Oldiesmann @ 2019-10-12 06:46:38 UTC

These Country & Western Hits discs are getting fun. They used some obscure stuff for the B-sides at times...


"Bad News Shows Through" (originally recorded by Rink Hardin on the Spar label - ironically, Hardin was one of the regulars for Hit and related labels as well)

"Wang Dang Doo" (written by label owner William Beasley and his wife, originally recorded by Johnny Holliday in 1957 and covered by Ferlin Husky in 1958)

"Don't Come Too Late" (also written by the Beasleys, originally recorded by Ron Willis and His Jeeters in 1960)

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Oldiesmann @ 2019-10-12 07:14:29 UTC

Need help tracking down another one...


#282 has two songs on it:

"Just Loving You" credited to Bill West and Dottie West

"Here Comes My Baby" credited to "Norris" and "Richards" (aka the Beasleys, who owned the label)


I'm assuming "just Loving You" is the cover here, but I can't find that song in ISWC, nor can I find any song by that name from around that time (save for one by Kim Weston, but that's not even close to being a country song)

walt

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walt @ 2019-10-13 16:17:05 UTC

You have the authors shown the other way around:

Marguerite MacGregor's 'Here Comes My Baby' covers the Dottie West C&W hit song (RCA 8374).

https://www.45cat.com/record/478374


The other one is very likely an original (written by the Beasley's).

Last edit: 2019-10-13 16:28:29 UTC by walt