Thursday, March 09, 2017
Hurshel Wiginton, R. I. P.
Oldies Music -- News: Hurshel Wiginton, an arranger and composer of songs such as "Little Band Of Gold" (#21-1963) from James Gilreath and "Road Runner" by the Gants (#46-1965), died Monday (March 6) in Carthage, Tennessee at the age of 79. "Commercial Hurshel", as he was known, led the Nashville Edition group of singers as bassist. They worked on 12,000 recordings, including Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Lobve You" (#53-1982), Elvis Presley's "The Wonder Of You" (#9-1970) and most episodes of TV's "Hee Haw". The Hamilton, Alabama native got his break singing background for Percy Sledge on "When A Man Loves A Woman" (#1) in 1966.