The Present Day Composer #41


Harlan Howard (1927-2002), and one of his interpreters

2 comments:

Testify said...

One of my faves.

I remember a TV documentary which followed the great man.His daughter, kidding him, said "Just write another Excuse Me I Think I've Gotta Hard On" (punning on the title of the Buck Owen's hit "Excuse Me I Think I've Gotta Heartache"which Howard penned) Harlan shook his head and quietly said "Don't talk like a slut, honey" (or something similar)

Koch reissued an album called "Harlan Howard All Time Favorite Country Songwriter" which features the composer singing his compositions and its great.

Still anyone out there who runs a reissue label really ought to consider a compilation of the greatest performances of Howards greatest songs.

swac said...

Now I wonder if there are any photos of Willie Nelson and Patsy kicking around...