Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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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 was 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 latter duo for whom ‘Jackson’ became a signature-song.

“The first cover arrangement was released in 1963 by the Kingston Trio for their album album Sunny Side!. 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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