Wednesday, July 24, 2013
KAAY 45 RPM Record: Day For Decision
I cannot add to what A. J. Lindsey said here, in his own words:
"Thanks to Jerry Sims, the Day For Decision, in its original form is now available for you at the end of this post.
You will notice the original author and narrator are listed on the photo of the record. It all started as an editorial on WMAK, Nashville. Public reaction was fast. Soon all the Lin Broadcasting Stations were airing it. And the requests just kept coming.
The publicity material indicates 750,000 records were sold. I'm not sure which version that figure relates to. KAAY pressed about 5000 and gave them away. The country artist Johnny Sea at some point in time bought the publishing and all rights to the editorial and released his own version, which also had great success. If you do an internet search for 'Day For Decision' you will see it credited to Johnny Sea. Johnny Sea's version is available on several internet download music services.
Someone should do a 2006 version of 'Day For Decision'. Where are the radio stations today that editorialize? Where are the editorials that touch the public in the way 'Day For Decision' did?
Here is the original Day For Decision: "
---A.J. Lindsey, Sept 22, 2006
(or download here)
I believe someone should do a 2013 version of this record...anyone? Please?
Thanks to my good friend Jerry Sims, who originated this contribution; to A. J. for the patriotism to bring it to us; and to Dave S. for finding, archiving and linking to this wonderful audio piece of American history....
Bud S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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