Australian singles charts:
Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms entered the Kent charts on 31 December 1973 and peaked at #74.
The song is on Hank Wilson’s Back which entered the Kent album charts on 17 December 1973 and peaked at #60.
Traditional / Lester Flatt
Audie Ashworth, Denny Cordell, JJ Cale, Leon Russell
Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms is an American traditional song. It seems to have developed from lyrics in the cowboy song My Lula Gal, itself a development of bawdy British and Appalachian songs generally known as Bang Bang Rosie or Bang Away Lulu.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_in_My_Sweet_Baby’s_Arms
During the peak of his rock ‘n’ roll success, Leon did what only he could think to do: change his name and release a record of country music covers! In 1973, Leon adopted the name Hank Wilson, as tribute to the other great Hanks of country music (Snow, Thompson, and Williams), and released Hank Wilson’s Back.
The album was co-produced by fellow Tulsa music icon JJ Cale, and featured country music standards like Hank Williams’ I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Jimmie Rogers’ In The Jailhouse Now and the standout single from the album, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms.
Read more: www.leonrussell.com/hank-wilson
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