Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Willis Brothers - Best of the Trucks cs

The Willis Brothers of Shawnee, OK are have to be right up there with a lot of the other singers who where doing trucking songs in the 1960's, Red Foley, Red Sovine, and Red Simpson to name a few. Weird how they all had the nickname of "red."

The Wills Brothers did a lot of songs that weren't about trucks but they had their fair share of trucking songs and that's what this cassette was all about. All of the songs but the last one "Ode to Big Joe," is about trucking. It's a funny song, but it's kind of out of place on this cassette. My guess is they used it as filler.

The Song "Give Me Forty Acres" was a top ten hit in 1964 and it happens to be one of my favourite songs of all time and it is on this cassette. "Soft Shoulders and Dangerous Curves," is a cute little song about life on the road.

I do believe that all of the Willis Brothers (James, Charles, John "Vic" and Joe) are deceased.  John was I believe the last of the brothers died in 1995 in a car accident at the age of 73.

This was Released on Starday out of Nashville, TN in 1985.


Brian Guy


No comments:

Post a Comment