:: Half Past A Heartache ::
:: It Takes A Lot Out Of Me ::
:: If The Devil Wants To Talk ::
:: Count Down ::
Famous for a song that may have marked the beginning of trucker music, 1952's "Diesel Smoke," Doye O'Dell's name might not sound familiar to you. Even though I'd heard that song before on a few of the trucker comps I've picked up over the years, I don't think I really paid attention to who performed it. Not only that, but I thought his name was Doyle O'Dell until I later noticed the lack of an "l" on the neck of his guitar.
Mr. O'Dell had one of those Nudie-wearing, TV-show having careers that so many 50's country stars seem to have had, and the songs on this budget label compilation were probably taken from a variety of different sources, some of which no doubt predate the 33rpm LP. Here's a handful of numbers covering a few different styles of country songmanship.