George Winston, What Was the First Record You Ever Bought?

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GeorgeWinston“I think it might have been ‘Bimbo’ by Jim Reeves.

No, actually, I think it was ’16 Tons’ by Ernie Ford. Yeah, I think that was it. It was 1956, and I was in Miles City, Montana. It was on Capitol Records with that purple logo and the Capitol Building. I think that would have been it. It was so impressionistic – it took me to swamps and everyplace else.

I didn’t realize that there was a whole genre of folk songs that weren’t really folk songs.”

Pianist George Winston brings his winter program to the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass. on Wednesday (December 9).

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