Thursday, November 21, 2013

Jan Howard

Artist: Jan Howard
LP: Bad Seed
Song: "Ain't Had No Lovin'"
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I found myself in downtown Ballard recently with about an hour to kill, but decided to spend that time shopping for records instead. Good thing, since I came across this terrific 1966 LP that's Jan-packed with terrific country music. Not exactly a household name today, Jan Howard was honored as Billboard Magazine's Most Promising New Country Female Vocalist of 1960, after which she signed to Decca Records, had a number of country hits in the 1960s and early '70s, sang with Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette, talked back to Patsy Cline, and appeared in a motion picture feature with Faye Dunaway. And she ain't done yet—she's only 83! You can read more about the life and career of Ms. Howard (no relation to this guy) on Wikipedia here, and go here to find Jan's recipes for corn muffins, Coke roast, peanut butter goo goo cluster brownies...and more!

 [ Jan Howard celebrates a birthday at Watermark Restaurant in Nashville. ]

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