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Classic Rewind: Cal Smith – ‘That’s What It’s Like To Be Lonesome’

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One response to “Classic Rewind: Cal Smith – ‘That’s What It’s Like To Be Lonesome’

  1. Ken June 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    This song was one of Bill Anderson’s early compositions. It was issued as his first Decca single in late 1958. The record climbed to #12 in February 1959 and might have done better had it not been competing with Ray Price’s version. Ray’s Columbia single peaked at #7 in late March. Cal Smith revived the song in 1970 and late that year it was released as his first Decca single. It was an excellent rendition but the song stalled at #58 in early 1971. Here is Cal’s studio version:

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