The Only Daddy…
April 20, 2009



Just got back from Nashville! Had a lot of adventures, not the least of which was going to Studio B. Studio B was RCA’s primary recording studio in Nashville through out the late ’50s and ’60s. Elvis, Dolly, Porter, Charlie Pride, Roy Orbison–blah, blah, blah. While I find all of the aforementioned, hugely talented even iconic, what really matters is WAYLON JENNINGS!!!!

The guide at Studio B knew pretty much nothing about Waylon’s recordings but it’s cool, I got this covered. Studio B opened in November 1957, Chet Atkins (known to me solely as a guitar player until this trip) was the Producer  at the helm of the studio. Atkins signed Waylon to RCA and his first session was recorded on March 16, 1965. Waylon recorded “Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line” at Studio B. No lie–one of my favorite songs. Of course, he didn’t record one I don’t love.


Why Waylon? Have you heard the man sing? Not to mention country rock is the best kind of country. Oh, and, the man much like subsequent heroes in my life ‘practiced what he preached’ good, bad or otherwise.  As Outlaws go Waylon set the bar.