Real Don Deal
:: Don Deal - Unfaithful Diane ::
Don Deal was born on a farm in Iowa, and his mom co-wrote some of his songs. Not exactly the recipe for rockabilly, but that's what this 45 is. It's sparse, it's pouty without being totally miserable, and it's got that haunting quality that certain 50's music has. So yeah, I love it. This sounds like something that would be playing on Christine's radio. One site suggests that Eddie Cochran may have played guitar on this slab.
Don has worn a few hats in his life, starting out with Smokey Roger's Western Caravan, then doing the rockabilly thing, and eventually settling in as a songwriter. He currently lives in Branson, Missouri, as good a place as any for someone with his pedigree, and he still makes music and performs from time to time. I intended to put up both sides of this 45, but I discovered that I accidentally cut off the end of "Devil of Deceit," so for now I have for you is "Unfaithful Diane." If you want more of his 50's stuff, you can get it directly from the man himself, but you will pay handsomely.