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Classic Rewind: Goldie Hill and Red Sovine – ‘Are You Mine?’

2 responses to “Classic Rewind: Goldie Hill and Red Sovine – ‘Are You Mine?’

  1. Ken Johnson June 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Great performance of a song that charted for three different duos in 1955.

    Canadian duo Myrna Lorrie & Buddy DeVal were first to chart the song. Their duet on the Abbott label peaked at #6 in January (Myrna Lorrie was one of the three co-writers of the song)

    Ginny Wright & Tom Tall (not to be confused with Tom T. Hall) had the most successful version. Their single on the Fabor label peaked at #2 in April.

    Red Sovine & Goldie Hill’s duet was released on Decca and peaked at #14 in May.

    • Paul W Dennis June 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Tom Tall and Ginny Wright both had brief chart careers. Tom only charted twice – this song and “Bad Bad Tuesday” which charted in 1964. Ginny Wright also only charted twice, both times as a part of a duet. Almost exactly one year before this record was released, her duet of “I Love You” with Jim Reeves was released. It reached #3. Wright retired from performing while “Are You Mine” was still on the charts.

      Seven or eight years ago Bear Family issued a nice CD collecting the 1950s recordings of both artists, together and alone.

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