Monday, July 23, 2012

Big Big Love (Live) - Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers perform "Big Big Love" live at Market St. Station in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sept. 8, 1988. (Audio Only).

"Big Big Love" was written in 1961 by Wynn Stewart, one of "the progenitors of the Bakersfield sound

The Bakersfield sound was a genre of country music developed in the mid- to late 1950s in and around Bakersfield, California. The many hit singles were largely produced by Capitol Records country music head, Ken Nelson. Bakersfield country was a reaction against the slickly produced, string orchestra-laden Nashville sound, which was becoming popular in the late 1950s. Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, and Merle Haggard and the Strangers, are the most successful artists of the original Bakersfield sound era.

The track was also covered by Waylon Jennings in 1973, and released by Nick Lowe on the LP, Pinker and Prouder Than Previous, in 1988. Tommy takes the little-known song and adds his own rock-blues vibe. 

Images taken Sept.-Oct. 1988 on Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers' "Rumble" tour.

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