Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Six-Time Country Music Chart Hitmaker James O'Gwynn Passes Away
Between 1958 and 1962, he recorded for the D and Mercury labels, charting six times on the Hot Country Songs charts. His work on the D label was produced by Pappy Daily, best known for producing George Jones.
O'Gwynn's highest-peaking single came during his Mercury career, when he reached #7 with "My Name Is Mud." None of his other singles afterward made the charts, and he moved among several labels, including United Artists Records and Plantation Records.
Below is a recording of "House of Blue Lovers," a single that went up to #21 in 1961 on the US Country charts.