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Classic Rewind: Carl Smith – ‘I Feel Like Cryin”

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One response to “Classic Rewind: Carl Smith – ‘I Feel Like Cryin”

  1. Ken September 8, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Carl Smith was so popular from 1951-56 that both sides of his Columbia singles often became hits. “I Feel Like Cryin'” climbed to #7 during the first week of February 1956. Although it was intended to be the B side of that release “You’re Free To Go” became a slightly bigger hit when it peaked at #6 just two weeks later.

    Steel guitar player Johnny Sibert gave Carl’s recordings their distinctive sound. You could tell it was a Carl Smith record even before Carl began to sing when you heard Johnny play the intro. Johnny is seen in this video at 1:20. He died at the age of 80 in 2013.

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