Nashville Teens: Tobacco Road


This was written and first recorded by John D. Loudermilk in 1960. It was not a hit.

Mickie Most produced a more raucous version by the Nashville Teens in 1964, which reached No 14 in the US (their only hit there) and No 6 in the UK.


One Reply to “Nashville Teens: Tobacco Road”

  1. I despise you ’cause you’re filthy,
    But I love you, ’cause you’re home.

    Poetry, pure poetry.

    Lou Rawls did a good version, but I think the Nashville Teens one is the greatest.
    Speaking of Lou Rawls, his big hit “You’ll Never Find” is a classic. I found this wonderful clip of it, in which he has a bout of coughing during the song. The backing singers are great.

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