Single Of The Day-Stonewall Jackson “Me And You And A Dog Named Boo”
Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable, in the CD player, or in the MP3 player. Your Single Of The Day became the last of eleven top ten hits and the last of thirty-five Country 40 hits for Stonewall Jackson. As the 1970’s were dawning, Stonewall’s career as a hit-maker was waning. He had last visited the top ten in 1967 with “Stamp Out Loneliness” and 1970 would see all three of his single releases fail to even crack the Country 40. The Summer of 1971, though, would see a brief return to top ten glory.
In the Spring of 1971, Pop radio was full of sounds from an artist named Lobo, with the song “Me And You And A Dog Named Boo”. While strictly a Pop single, one could certainly hear a Country feel to the song. Just as the Lobo version was breaking on Pop radio, Stonewall Jackson was laying down his version. Columbia released the single at the end of April, and in June, “Me And You And A Dog Named Boo” entered the Country 40. By the time Summer was done, Stonewall had scored one more top ten hit. Stonewall is best remembered for his harder Country sounds, but this record shows that he could easily handle music more along the Nashville Sound vein, as well. I think it’s a great single.
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