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Classic Rewind: Carl and Pearl Butler – ‘Punish Me Tomorrow’

4 responses to “Classic Rewind: Carl and Pearl Butler – ‘Punish Me Tomorrow’

  1. luckyoldsun August 4, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    This act was ahead of its time, I guess. You had a great honky tonk voice in Carl Butler standing next to a womens’s prison warden/ dominatrix while he’s begging to be punished.

    Did any of their followers catch on to the imagery that was being presented?
    Did Pearl ever wreslte against the Fabulous Moolah?

  2. Ken Johnson August 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Now THAT’S country music! Love the stage clothes & Pearl’s bee-hive do,

    Their recorded version of this great Harlan Howard song was made at Columbia studios in Nashville on January 24, 1967. Released more than a year later the single peaked at #28 in October 1968.

  3. Razor X August 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I’ve never heard this song before. Great find!

  4. Paul W Dennis August 5, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I purchased the single when it came out. The flipside, “Goodbye Tennessee” was a pretty good song that showed up on their GREATEST HITS album (released in 1970), but nowhere else. “Goodbye Tennessee” did not chart , but it did receive considerable airplay on WCMS in Norfolk, VA.

    There really isn’t a good collection of Carl & Pearl performing together. Bear Family issued a disappointing 12 song set titled CRYING MY HEART OUT OVER YOU and Koch issued a CD titled BEST OF BUTLER & MOSBY in which the Butlers share a CD with a lesser act, Johnny & Jonie Mosby. The set features 14 tracks by the Butlers and five by the Mosbys. There is only one song overlap between the two sets so I guess both are worth purchaing

    THere are several cheapie labels with ten song collections – source unknown to me

    Bear does have two excellent collections of Carl Butler before he started with recording with Pearl

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