LAST LETTER, The

Latest update on 22/09/2014

Artist: Rex Griffin
Author: Rex Griffin
Label: Decca
Year: 1937

Suicide note set to music. Just him and his guitar. Returned to sender in his Answer To The Last Letter ('39), covered by Ray Price.

Covers:

1938:

Blue Sky Boys

1939:

Jimmie Davis

1940:

Gene Autry

1961:

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

1963:

Ernest Tubb [on Just Call Me Lonesome, a Rex Griffin concept album]

1963:

Willie Nelson

1964:

Jack Greene [again a hit]

1964:

Bob Dylan [his To Ramona sounds as if it's influenced by The Last Letter; in fact it is an open letter, with lyrics reminding My Melancholy Baby (see there)]

1970:

Anita Kerr Singers

Also by The Carter Family, Wilf Carter, Eddy Arnold, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Hank Snow, Jerry Lee Lewis, Marty Robbins, Wanda Jackson, Dottie West, Asleep At The Wheel, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. To Ramona was covered by Alan Price, Sir Douglas Quintet, David Gray, Lee Hazlewood and Wilco Johnson.

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