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October 16, 2021


16 Oct. Birthday of California-born Bud Hobbs (16 Oct 1919- 18 July 1958), one of the first exponents of what became known as The Bakersfield Sound, but sadly died aged just 38 having left only around 30 studio recordings. These were of a high standard and featured the cream of the LA session musicians of the era including, on his 1953 sessions, Buck Owens on guitar, Ferlin Husky on bass and Tommy Collins on rhythm. Fine country-crooner voice, pitch perfect and distinctive.

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