Saturday, October 25, 2014

Don Bowman: Our Man in Trouble

Don Bowman, who died in 2013 at age 75, hosted “American Country Countdown” from 1973-1978. This is his first of five albums of comedy tunes for RCA Victor, featuring the top 40 hit “Chit Akins, Make Me a Star”. The opening cut “Wildwood Weed” became a #7 hit for Jim Stafford ten years later, and deserves to be a 420 anthem forevermore.

From RCA Victor’s 1963-4 series of seven “Our Man In” LPs by various artists (including Sonny Rollins, Our Man in Jazz; Henry Mancini, Our Man in Hollywood; Chet Atkins, Our Man in Nashville; Al Hirt, Our Man in New Orleans; Perez Prado, Our Man in Latin America; and Melachrino, Our Man in London).

Wildwood Weed
Breakfast Food Song
That’ll Never Sell Records
Hollywood Clothes
Wrong House
500 Miles the Wrong Way
Chit Akins, Make Me a Star
I Don’t Hurt Anymore
I Never Did Finish That Song
Just Because
Red River Sally

DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.

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