As longtime lead gutiarist and right-hand man Leo Jackson
confirms, a good way to get yourself fired from Jim's staff was
to mention this song -- "Beatin' On the Ding Dong."
Although a lot of us think it's just another cute novelty number
from the early Reeves repertoire, Jim apparently did not share
our appreciation of it! This Abbott release -- done at the insistence
of label owner Fabor Robison -- is likewise very rare.
(from the collection of Larry Jordan)
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