Friday, December 3, 2010

I Saw The Light - Rusty Dean

Hank William's crossover hit "I Saw The Light" is given the hillbilly funk treatment courtesy of Rusty Dean. Rusty Dean was the collaborative alias between Gary S. Paxton (Monster Mash producer) and Clarence White (The Byrds). They recorded three secular "hits" albums together in addition to 1970's folk-tinged Country Gospel LP. Let the good Lord make you funky and enjoy track that closes out side one.

Johnny Cash performs "I Saw The Light" as a spirited revival song during an episode of the television show Columbo.

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