Earl Peterson “Boogie Blues” b/w “In the Dark”

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Earl Peterson “Boogie Blues” b/w “In the Dark”

Despite a 45-year career in country music and radio, very little is known about “Michigan’s singing cowboy,” Earl Peterson. In the spring of 1954, he agreed to release this song — a bouncing, twangy single that would become a cult hit — on Sun Records. Pressed by Third Man Records, this is a 7” vinyl single 45 RPM reissue.


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Despite a 45-year career in country music and radio, very little is known about “Michigan’s singing cowboy,” Earl Peterson. In the spring of 1954, he agreed to release this song — a bouncing, twangy single that would become a cult hit — on Sun Records. Pressed by Third Man Records, this is a 7” vinyl single 45 RPM reissue.

Story

Despite a 45-year career in country music and radio, very little is known about “Michigan’s singing cowboy,” Earl Peterson. Born in Paxton, IL, Peterson began by self-releasing his music under Nugget Records, a label he formed with his mother. In the spring of 1954, he agreed to release this song — a bouncing, twangy single that would become a cult hit — on Sun Records. Pressed by Third Man Records, this is a 7” vinyl single 45 RPM reissue.

Specs
  • Michigan's singing cowboy, Earl Peterson
  • Originally released on Sun Records, Spring 1954
  • The first country single from Sun Records, paving the way for their pivot into the country genre
Origin
  • Made in the USA