Featured Artist Friday: December 7th

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It's high time for an old-school Featured Artist Friday!

We're going back in time by several decades this week for our "new" additions to the KBEC music library!  First, we've got the King himself leading the charge with his 1961 #4 hit song, "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame".  This tune was originally recorded by Del Shannon, but the Elvis version was much more popular and has been since covered by many groups and artists including the Smiths, the Misfits, the Scorpions, and even "lo-fi" legend R. Stevie Moore.  We're going to 1962 for this next song: Jimmy Dean's "P.T. 109".  This song, which hit #3 on the Country Chart, is a musical account of the sinking of the P.T. 109 in World War II.  The crew, led by future president John F. Kennedy, abandoned the ship after it had been rammed by a Japanese destroyer and fled to a nearby island where Kennedy famously carved a rescue message into a coconut which was then carried to Allied forces by friendly locals.  Our last song for this week is a great Merle Haggard tune released in 1971 from his #1 album Hag.  It's called "the Farmer's Daughter" and was never released as a single.  We hope you enjoy it!

Our playlist for this week is:

  • "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" - Elvis Presley
  • "P.T. 109" - Jimmy Dean
  • "The Farmer's Daughter" - Merle Haggard
Every Friday, we will be adding a few new songs to the KBEC rotation.  You can hear our choices for the week on the Afternoon Drive.  If you have any comments or suggestions on who we should or shouldn't add, feel free to drop us an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You can also leave a request on our Facebook page!