Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tommy Dee

Tommy DeeTommy Dee has the special privilege of having no entry in Wikipedia. It’s odd, because his one and only hit record is in there, and he was, I understand, active in country music for about 30 years before he died in 2007.

His record turns up on various compilations, but Amazon has no Tommy Dee albums, and there probably never were any. His real name was Donaldson.

Tommy Dee:

Three Stars – A memorial song to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. It’s maudlin, of course it is, and Tommy delivers the monologue in his best news-announcer’s voice, The female chorus is suitably weepy, and the whole thing is embarrassing. I love it. It is subcredited to Carol Kaye & the Teen-Aires. From the spring of 1959. Eddie Cochran recorded this as well.

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