Sleepy Sunday, Vol. 7

Here’s a little something to jump start your Sleepy day.

It’s a rocking cover of a tune written by Wayne Raney, an Arkansas singer who had a Top 15 hit with it in 1948. Some sources credit Raney as the sole writer; others say Mac Luna co-wrote it.

In any case, it’s also been covered by the Delmore Brothers, with whom Raney performed after World War II before he went solo, and Narvel Felts, a Missouri singer who started out in rockabilly, then went country.

The great Sleepy LaBeef recorded this on July 3, 1979, at Singleton Sound Studio in Nashville.


“Jack and Jill Boogie,” Sleepy LaBeef, from “A Rockin’ Decade,” 1997.


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