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Gary W
11-24-2011, 11:07 PM
This California born singer is no longer with us.

The quiz song, which he co-wrote was released in 1960. It was the B-side of a record. The A-side song did very well the following year.

Who is the singer and what is the song?
Hint 1 - 25Nov - This singer was known as "The Singing ?"

Slewfoot
11-25-2011, 03:37 PM
Would the singer be Johnny Horton ?

Gary W
11-25-2011, 04:16 PM
Slewfoot, You are correct with Johnny Horton as the singer. When I put the hint that the singer was known as "The Singing ?" I thought people would think it was Hank Snow, who was known as "The Singing Ranger". Johnny Horton was known as "The Singing Fisherman". You would think it would be the other way around because Hank Snow was born in Nova Scotia and at a young age worked on a fishing boat as a cabin boy. lol
Good for you! Now, what is the song?

sparky
11-25-2011, 05:21 PM
"I'm a One Woman Man"

Gary W
11-25-2011, 05:25 PM
Glad to hear that Sparky, but that's not it. lol

Slewfoot
11-25-2011, 06:25 PM
Sink the Bismarck

Slewfoot
11-25-2011, 06:27 PM
I was also thinking Faron Young. The singing Sherriff. But he wasn't boron in California

sparky
11-25-2011, 06:30 PM
"Sink the Bismarck".

Gary W
11-25-2011, 06:32 PM
Not Sink The Bismark. I put a good clue in the first post that should lead you to the song.

sparky
11-25-2011, 07:00 PM
I'm a Fishing Man

Gary W
11-25-2011, 07:04 PM
Not "I'm A Fishing Man".

bassy9
11-25-2011, 08:00 PM
Would it be NOrth to Alaska and Johnny Freedom

Gary W
11-25-2011, 08:13 PM
Bassy9, No! "North To Alaska" has a connection though.

sparky
11-25-2011, 08:20 PM
When It's Spring Time In Alaska (It's Forty Below)

Gary W
11-25-2011, 08:23 PM
It probably is Sparky, but that's not the song.

Slewfoot
11-25-2011, 08:45 PM
Sleepy Eyed John

bassy9
11-25-2011, 08:47 PM
What about Saginaw, Michigan - I had thought of Johnny Horton, but my bible [The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music] tells me that Johnny was born i n Tyler, Texas on 3 April 1929, so I went no further, and discounted that singer.

sparky
11-25-2011, 08:47 PM
Snow Shoe Thompson

Gary W
11-25-2011, 08:51 PM
Not "Sleepy Eyed John" or "Saginaw Michigan" or "Snow Shoe Thompson". lol

Slewfoot
11-25-2011, 09:09 PM
Ole Slew Foot

bassy9
11-25-2011, 09:10 PM
Sugar Coated Baby

Gary W
11-25-2011, 09:17 PM
"Not Ole Slew Foot" or "Sugar Coated Baby".

Slewfoot
11-25-2011, 09:28 PM
I'm Coming Home

sparky
11-25-2011, 09:28 PM
Smokey Joe's Barbeque
Whispering Pines
They'll Never Take Her Love From Me

Gary W
11-25-2011, 09:30 PM
Slewfoot & Sparky, No to all those.
Go back to this clue: The quiz song, which he co-wrote was released in 1960. It was the B-side of a record. The A-side song did very well the following year.

sparky
11-25-2011, 09:31 PM
The Mansion You Stole
The Same Old Tale The Crow Told Me

Gary W
11-25-2011, 09:48 PM
Sparky, You got it. It is "The Mansion You Stole". It was Side-B of the record that was released in 1960. Side-A was "North To Alaska" which went to #1 the next year.
That was the connection the songs had... they were on the same record.

"The Mansion You Stole" can be heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE6DOo7vmU8