John D. Loudermilk Music Page From Wikipedia Notable Compositions (not a complete list) • "Abilene" (a hit for George Hamilton IV) • "Angela Jones" (a hit in the US for Johnny Ferguson and in the UK for Michael Cox) • "A Rose and a Baby Ruth" (a hit for George Hamilton IV) • "Bad News" (covered by Johnny Cash, Johnny Winter, Whitey Morgan, and George Thorogood) • "Big Daddy ('s Alabamy Bound)" (covered by Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, the Willis Brothers) • "Blue Train" (George Hamilton IV – 1972) • "Break My Mind" (covered by George Hamilton IV, Anne Murray, Sammy Davis Jr., Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Gram Parsons, Wreckless Eric, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Vern Gosdin, The Box Tops and Crystal Gayle) • "(He's My) Dreamboat" (a hit for Connie Francis) • "Ebony Eyes" (a hit for the Everly Brothers) • "Everything's Alright" (a #16 Billboard hit for the Newbeats) • "Google Eye" (a hit for the Nashville Teens) • "The Great Snowman" (Bob Luman) • "Hey Ma ! (Hide The Daughter)" a single for "Little" Jimmy Dickens 1959 • "He's Just a Scientist" (a notable recording by John D. Loudermilk himself, also recorded by Connie Francis in 1961, but unreleased until 1987 • "I Hear It Now" (a notable recording by John D. Loudermilk himself) • "I Wanna Live" (a hit for Glen Campbell) • "I'll Never Tell" (recorded by Roy Orbison) • "Indian Reservation" (a hit for Don Fardon and later for Paul Revere and The Raiders; also included in "Indian Outlaw") • "Norman" (a hit for Sue Thompson) • "Paper Tiger" (a hit for Sue Thompson) • "Road Hog" (1962, A Portuguese version called "O Calhambeque" released in 1963 by Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos is a very big hit in Brazil, well known to the public till today; same story in France with Joe Dassin's version "Bip bip" in 1964) • "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" (a hit for Sue Thompson) (covered by Boney M) • "Sittin' in the Balcony" ( a hit for Eddie Cochran) • "Sun Glasses" (recorded in 1965 by Skeeter Davis, and in 1967 by Sandy Posey, became a hit in UK in 1984 for Tracey Ullman) • "Talk Back Trembling Lips" (a hit for both Ernest Ashworth and Johnny Tillotson) • "The Language of Love" • "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" (a hit for The Casinos, also recorded by Johnny Nash) • "This Little Bird" (a hit for Marianne Faithfull and The Nashville Teens) • "Thou Shalt Not Steal" (a hit for Dick and Dee Dee) • "Tobacco Road" (a hit for The Nashville Teens (1964); also recorded by Lou Rawls (1963, 1966), the Blues Magoos (1966), Jefferson Airplane (1966), Rare Earth (1969), Edgar Winter's White Trash (1970), David Lee Roth (1985) and many more) • "Top 40, News, Weather and Sports" recorded 1961 by Mark Dinning • "Torture" (a hit in English for Kris Jensen, also recorded in French and German as "Cœur blessé" and Italian as "Pagherai" by Petula Clark) • "Turn Me On" (made famous by Norah Jones' cover) • "Waterloo" (a hit for Stonewall Jackson) • "Weep No More My Baby" (B-side to Brenda Lee's hit "Sweet Nothin's") • "What A Woman in Love Won't Do" (Sandy Posey) • "Windy and Warm" (Played by guitarists Chet Atkins and Doc Watson) • "You Call It Joggin' " (I Call It Runnin' Around) (recorded by Mose Allison) Some Awards and honors • 1967 – Grammy Award "Suburban Attitudes in Country Verse" RCA (Album) • 1976 – Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame • 2011 – Inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame
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