Curly Putman



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Curly Putman

Postby lo&m » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:11 am

Songwriter Claude 'Curly' Putman, who wrote hits including Green, Green Grass of Home and D.I.V.O.R.C.E, has died. Putman, who was 85, was best known for Green, Green Grass of Home, which he wrote in 1965. It been recorded by dozens of artists including Tom Jones, Porter Wagoner, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Bobby Bare, Kenny rogers and of course, Elvis. He also penned Dolly Parton's first chart single Dumb Blonde in 1967, while D.I.V.O.R.C.E was a number one for Tammy Wynette the following year. And country star George Jones had a big hit with He Stopped Loving Her Today.
He has a road named after him. Alabama State Route 65 in North Alabama, as well as a community park in his home town of Princeton, Alabama.

Curly Putman's other greatest hits included:

My Elusive Dreams - David Houston and Tammy Wynette (1967)
Blood Red and Going Down - Tanya Tucker (1973)
It's a Cheating Situation - Sonny Throckmorton (1979)
Baby, I'll Be Coming Back for More - TG Sheppard (1980)
Do You Want to Go to Heaven? - TG Sheppard (1980)
War Is Hell on the Homefront Too - George Jones (1982)
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Re: Curly Putman

Postby Moshe » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:15 pm

A very talented songwriter.
I always thought his song "Blood Red and Going Down" quite bizarre. The narrator (a young girl (Tanya Tucker) witnesses her father killing her mother and says "At times like these, a child with tears
Never knows exactly what to say".

Blimey!
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Re: Curly Putman

Postby Smudger » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:45 am

Moshe wrote:A very talented songwriter.
I always thought his song "Blood Red and Going Down" quite bizarre. The narrator (a young girl (Tanya Tucker) witnesses her father killing her mother and says "At times like these, a child with tears
Never knows exactly what to say".

Blimey!

Yeah, he didn't really write many jolly songs, did he...................?
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Re: Curly Putman

Postby kev » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:58 am

Smudger wrote:
Moshe wrote:A very talented songwriter.
I always thought his song "Blood Red and Going Down" quite bizarre. The narrator (a young girl (Tanya Tucker) witnesses her father killing her mother and says "At times like these, a child with tears
Never knows exactly what to say".

Blimey!

Yeah, he didn't really write many jolly songs, did he...................?


Doesn't look like the life and soul of the party ...

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Re: Curly Putman

Postby Moshe » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:02 pm

kev wrote:
Smudger wrote:
Moshe wrote:A very talented songwriter.
I always thought his song "Blood Red and Going Down" quite bizarre. The narrator (a young girl (Tanya Tucker) witnesses her father killing her mother and says "At times like these, a child with tears
Never knows exactly what to say".

Blimey!

Yeah, he didn't really write many jolly songs, did he...................?


Doesn't look like the life and soul of the party ...

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And just out of shot is the bottle of Jack Daniels.

Still, a very talented guy. When I was young I had a vinyl LP of Tanya Tucker's Greatest Hits I listened to continuously. This was the early Tanya Tucker, and she recorded most of those songs when she was about 13. "Blood red and Going Down" was one of the most morbid, but all were probably a bit racy for a 13 year old to sing. The most family friendly song was one about her mum having sex with a handsome stranger. "I wish I knew the man who turned my mama on/ he must have been a hell of a man, 'cos mama was a lady don't you know". I still love that song.
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Re: Curly Putman

Postby lo&m » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:10 pm

I had that same LP.
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