Thursday, September 22, 2016

John D. Loudermilk, R. I. P.

Songwriter John D. Loudermilk dead at 82: John D. Loudermilk, 82, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the author of songs like "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," "Tobacco Road" and "Indian Reservation," has died, according to a tribute that his friend, songwriter Bobby Braddock, posted on Facebook.

2 comments:

Howard said...

The name rang a bell, but I had to go look it up. Yes, John D. Loudermilk wrote a little number called "Windy and Warm." It's a guitar instrumental. John D. never released a version of it. Chet Atkins got it from him and made it famous; others like Tommy Emmanuel, Richard Smith, and Doc Watson have covered it and expanded upon the original idea. I have 9 versions in my large collection of acoustic guitar instrumentals. I really like this melody.

I don't know a thing about any of his other songs that feature lyrics. But thank you, John D., for "Windy and Warm."

Fred Blosser said...

Another Loudermilk gem, "Top 40 News Weather and Sports," performed by Mark Dinning. "Tobacco Road" was in the Billboard Top 20 the first semester of my freshman year in high school. It hasn't aged, even if I have.