Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hugh X. Lewis - Evolution and The Bible b/w Gone, Gone, Gone (1968)

In the early years of his career as a singer-songwriter in the 1950's, Hugh X. Lewis divided his time between country music and his job in a Kentucky Steel Mill.

Regular radio and TV appearances led to recording contracts, and in 1963 he left the mill and moved to Nashville, finding more success in writing songs for others to perform.

Lewis' original composition on the A-side of this 45 incorporates plenty of familiar devices as it tells its story using a 'talking blues' structure similar to Jimmy Dolan's 'Hot Rod Race'.

The B-side covers a Harlan Howard tune that had been a hit for Lefty Frizzell a few years prior to this recording.

Listen to:
Hugh X. Lewis -
Evolution and The Bible

(Kapp Records 45, 1968)
(click for audio)













Listen to:
Hugh X. Lewis -
Gone, Gone, Gone
(Kapp Records 45, 1968)

(click for audio)





See also:
- Hugh X. Lewis bio and discography at
Hillbilly Music.Com


- 1966's 'The Hugh X. Lewis Album' at
Red Neckerson's Radio Round Up

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