• Ted DAFFAN - Born to Lose

A company representative from DECCA, whilst not over impressed with Daffan and his group, did feel that there was some potential in a few of the songs that Daffan had written, one of those songs was "Truck Driver’s Blues". Decca had Cliff Bruner record the number and it soon became a hit, latching onto the success of the song, both COLUMBIA, and RCA-VICTOR released cover versions. Art Satherly, who recalled Daffan from a previous encounter flew down to Hosuton and signed Daffan to a recording contract with the COLUMBIA subsidary OKEH.The first song Daffan recorded was "Worried Mind", another self-penned composition, which zoomed up the charts when released, only denied the coveted number one position by Bob Wills’ "San Antonio Rose". Daffan continued to churn out hit songs throughout the early forties, virtually every session he recorded was comprised of self-penned material.Art Satherly, was a little uneasy at this, it wasn’t company policy to take so many songs from one writer, so he suggested that Daffan adopt a nom de plume for the purposes of disguising hi sidentity, thus Frankie Brown was "born" (Frankie, a name plucked out of thin air, and Brown as it was his mother’s maiden name).This "new songwriter", the hitherto unknown Mr Brown, showed a good deal of promise, one of his early compostions was "Born To Lose", which did rather well!. When Daffan received a Gold Disc for selling over a million copies of "Born To Lose", Art Satherly decided it didn’t matter anymore how many songs Daffan wrote and recorded, and Frankie Brown was destined to be a little more than a footnote in the history of Country music.

Produced by: Al Turner

Track Listing

1. I'M SORRY I SAID GOODBYE
2. NO LETTER TODAY
3. CRYING THE BLUES AGAIN
4. BLUE STEEL BLUES
5. CAR HOP'S BLUES
6. DOWN HILO WAY
7. BORN TO LOSE
8. ARE YOU SATISFIED NOW
9. BECAUSE
10. YOU BETTER CHANGE YOUR WAYS
11. BABY YOU CAN'T GET ME DOWN
12. WORRIED MIND
13. LONESOME HIGHWAY
14. THOSE BLUE EYES DON'T SPARKLE ANYMORE
15. TROUBLE KEEPS HANGING 'ROUND MY DOOR
16. YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART
17. THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW WAY
18. LOOK WHO'S TALKIN'
19. GOT MONEY ON MY MIND
20. HEADIN' DOWN THE WRONG HIGHWAY
21. MY FALLEN STAR
22. LONG JOHN
23. NOW I MUST REAP (WHAT I HAVE SOWN)
24. I'M THAT KIND OF A GUY

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 1/5/2004
UPC Bar Code No 604988354720

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Ted DAFFAN - Born to Lose

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