Jimmy Dean

Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales [Columbia]

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This was the album that established Jimmy Dean as a hitmaker in the early '60s, switching from mainly gospel material to country/pop. Along with his biggest hit, "Big Bad John," the other ten tracks include "Sixteen Tons" and the light country swing of "Night Train to Memphis" and "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette." This particular album was reissued by Sony Special Products with the same songs but different cover art.

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