TS Sonny Curtis vs. Joe South

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Southern songwriter/guitar player to the stars fite!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Joe South5
Sonny Curtis 1


James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 14:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

According to Wikipedia "Sonny" is not a nickname, but his actual first name.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 14:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

Joe South's real name is of course Joe Souter. Joseph Alfred Souter.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 14:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sonny has a very nice website here http://www.sonnycurtis.com/.
Joe, in keeping with his vagabond ways, does not some to have one.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 14:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'll leave it to others to start naming the various hits, assuming others show up.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 14:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Looks like this is going to be another award winning thread.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 14:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like johnnie taylor's version of "games people play." and deep purple's version of "hush." otoh, "love is all around," "i fought the law," "walk right back." otoh, "don't it make you wanna go home" and "rose garden." otoh ... "love is all around"! "i fought the law"!

coin flip.

tipsy mothra, Saturday, 15 March 2008 18:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

ok wikipedia sez south played that guitar part on "chain of fools." enough to tip it to him.

tipsy mothra, Saturday, 15 March 2008 18:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

Joe also played on Blonde on Blonde. And wrote "Down In The Boondocks" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes." His own versions of his songs that were hits for others are all really good and sometimes, at least in the case of "Walk A Mile" and "Hush," the vocal on the cover version is pretty similar to his original vocal.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 20:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sonny seems to have an extensive array of recordings and even Country-charting hits under his own name, all of which I only learned about today whilst looking at his web page. Under the rubric "News" is a picture of an album of his from 1964 entitled Beatle Hits: Flamenco Style Guitar. He also wrote lots of jingles, although I haven't figured out if any of them are familiar ones.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 20:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

He wrote the Kingsmen's last hit, entitled "Bo Diddley Bach" which reached #128 on the Billboard charts.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 20:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ha, I was going to send an email to the Michael Shelley show saying he should interview Sonny Curtis, but of course he has already done so

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 20:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Joe South

James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 20:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

According to his bio, Sonny literally grew up in a hole in the ground, which should could for something.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 16 March 2008 18:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Looks like this one is gonna be a photo finish.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 17 March 2008 04:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

Monday Morning Rock Bump.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 17 March 2008 13:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Looks like ILX System is going to have to cast the tie-breaker vote.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 01:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

I guess I better not even bother with my follow-up

TS Joe B. Mauldin vs. Glen D. Hardin

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 13:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

Maybe I would have had better luck starting a thread about Sonny Curtis, steel guitar player for The Jones Boys.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 15:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wow. Just noticed this thread.

Sonny made history as the first rock n roller to record with a Fender Stratocaster, which he played on such records as "Blue Days, Black Nights," and his own composition, "Rock Around With Ollie Vee."

"Rock Around ..." is great. But so is Joe South's "Walk a Mile in my Shoes"

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love the chorus of "Walk a Mile". I never paid too much attention to the lyrics to that one, which get bashed in that other Joe South thread.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Thursday, 20 March 2008 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Whoa. Good thing I voted for Sonny.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 20 March 2008 13:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

nine years pass...

never knew Curtis wrote "The Straight Life," which i knew as a kid from Glen Campbell's version. But have you heard Bing Crosby's?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 February 2018 17:37 (eight months ago) Permalink


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