Thursday, February 11, 2010

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith~ Guitar Boogie MGM #K66

Guitar Boogie

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith was the link between Western Swing of the '40's and the rockabilly of the '50's.

He also had a religion television program, 'the Arthur Smith Show' from 1951 to 1982 which became the first syndicated country music show.

This tune, "guitar boogie", has often been called the first Rock & Roll song. Originally released on Oct 23, 1948 it sold nearly 3 million copies and reached #25 on the Billboard charts.