Johnny Bond and his
Red River Valley Boys

The Recordings

Wasted Tears

 record label Group: Johnny Bond and his Red River Valley Boys
Label: Columbia Matrix Number: Columbia (37831)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: July 1947
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Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)

 record label Group: Johnny Bond and his Red River Valley Boys
Label: Columbia Matrix Number: Columbia (37831)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: July 1947
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Written by Merle Travis and Tex Williams and originally recorded by Williams on March 27, 1947. This song has been covered by oodles of artists, including Sammy Davis, Jr., Willie Nelson, Michael Nesmith, Jimmy Dean, Commander Cody and Asleep at the Wheel. For another novelty-esque Travis song, check out Ernest Tubbs’ version of “So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed.”

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