Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Jackson

First recorded by Billy Edd Wheeler (1963).
Also recorded bv The Kingston Trio (1963).
Hit versions by Johnny Cash & June Carter (C&W #2 1967), Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood (US #14 1967).

From the wiki: “‘Jackson’ is a song written in 1963 by Billy Edd Wheeler and Jerry Leiber, and first recorded by Wheeler. It is best known from two 1967 releases: a Pop hit single by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood and a Country hit single by Johnny Cash and June Carter.

“The song appeared on The Kingston Trio album Sunny Side!, released in 1963. Johnny Cash and June Carter released their recording in February 1967, reaching #2 on the US Country charts and winning a Grammy Award in 1968 for Best Country & Western Performance Duet (Trio or Group). Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood released a version in July 1967, reaching #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year.”

The Kingston Trio, “Jackson” (1963):

Johnny Cash & June Carter, “Jackson” TV performance (1967):

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, “Jackson” (1967):

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