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    The Bakersfield Beat channel is full of surprises! I just heard Hop, Skip & Jump by the Collins Kids. When the single was released in April 1957, Oklahoma-born Larry (who also played guitar) was 12 and his sister Lorrie was almost 15. Larry would later co-write Delta Dawn and You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma. Here is the song. It was a regional hit in parts of the midwest:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShY5I2QupRo

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    Red Simpson – his real first name was Joseph – had only one big country hit, I'm A Truck, which reached #4 in February 1972. Yes, it was written from the standpoint of a truck: "There'd be no truck drivers if it wasn't for us trucks. Look at him sippin' coffee and flirting with that waitress. And where do you think he left me? That's right, next to a cattle truck. Why couldn't he have put me over there next to that little pink Mack? Gosh, she's got pretty mud flaps. And talk about stacked – they're both chromed."

    The Bakersfield Beat just played Sweet Love by Glen Ayers, Red Simpson & the Keynotes. It was Simpson's first recording, released in 1957 on Tally Records, a Bakersfield label founded two years earlier by Charles "Fuzzy" Owen and his cousin, Lewis Talley. The label also released singles by Herb Henson, Al Hendrix, Fuzzy Owen, Cliff Crofford, Bill Carter, Wally Lewis, the Three Notes and – before they signed with Capitol in 1965 – Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens. Here is Sweet Love. "Tell me more! I'm listening! Okay, let's go!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAL9k9gxKFY

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