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

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

  1. luckyoldsun October 21, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    And who says country music wasn’t avant garde?
    A classic honkytonk singer singing “punish me” while he’s accompanied by his “wife”–a dominatrix who looks like she’s moonlighting from the Bulgarian women’s shot put team and is preparing to do just that.

    • Ken October 23, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Really? Again? You made this same reference to Pearl in an earlier posting. Give it up. Repeating the same lame comment doesn’t make it any more amusing or interesting.

  2. Ken October 23, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Hope strikes again with another great gem from the vaults. Carl & Pearl with an excellent honky-tonk shuffle from 1968. This song deserved much better that it’s #28 peak position in mid-October of that year. Paul Dennis recently wrote a great column her about recollections from 1968 and this song belongs on the list of overlooked hits from that year.

  3. luckyoldsun October 23, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I didn’t remember that “Don’t Let Me Cross Over” had been posted–though another commenter just brought it back up–but I think the title and lyric of this song are even more explicit, as far as the motif that this couple had going..
    Pearl barely even sings in this act.

    • Ken October 25, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      As usual you are quite mistaken. Pearl did far more than “barely sing” in their act. She provided the superb harmony to Carl’s lead vocal on many of their recordings. Though she did not sing the verses in every song her voice provided an excellent “edge” and fullness to their sound. The couple did trade verses in full-fledged duets on some of their songs as well. If you devoted less time to making snarky comments and invested a bit of effort to explore their excellent recordings you would already know this.

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