Long White Line
Gary Stewart was an aircraft assembly line worker in Florida in the 1970's. He and his friend Bill Eldridge, a Ft. Pierce, FL cop were writing songs and performing at the local honky tonks. Known mostly for his drinkin' songs, he had a few hits in the 70's with "Drinkin' Thing" and "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)" before joining up with Charley Pride and his band and fading off into obscurity. His 'cryin' in your beer' songs rank right up there with the best! Remind me to post on that subject soon. This cut is from his "You're Not The Woman You Used To Be" LP.
Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys are familliar names to followers of Texas Swing. During the resurgence of western swing and honky tonk in the late 1960's and early '70's, two bands out of Austin led the way, Asleep at the Wheel and Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys. As far as I can tell, Crow and the boys only entered the studio to record one album. Included on that lone LP is this ode to the truck driver and to the culture of the late 60's, written by the original "King of White Trash", D. K. Little.