Bill Mack, Wichita Fall
BILL MACK - Ain't It A Shame b/w When The Sun Goes Down (Imperial 8167)
Imperial 8167 was released in the late fall of 1952 and featured "Ain't It A Shame" and "When the Sun Goes Down". "When The Sun Goes Down" gets an almost gospel touch... had backup singers been brought in it might have crossed over into the realm of a hokey hymn. It does show the roots of what might be the greatest record Bill ever sang on, "Loneliest Fool In Town", which was recorded for Starday while Bill was working in Lubbock (stomped HERE). On "Ain't It A Shame" Mack really nails the feeling of dejection and loss... sad, sad, and broken hearted. Even the piano and steel cry.
Cut at Nesman studios in Wichita Falls?