Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Joe Allison - 1968
Joe Allison brought a lot to country music, writing classic country songs in the 1950s and 60s. In 1946 Tex Ritter recorded Joe's "When You Leave, Don't Slam the Door". It was a top five hit. 1949 was his arrival in Nashville with shows on both WSM and WSIX. Later a very successful recording executive.
We had Joe in the 1960s. He brought a one-to-one style which wasn't common in country radio at the time.