28 June, 2015

ZACK HILTON - USUALLY ON TUESDAY



ZACK HILTON - "Next Train To Toledo" / "Usually On Tuesday" (Dot 45-17191) January 1969

Here's another Dot Records mystery performer. Who was Zack Hilton? I've spent some time looking around the internet and combing through my reference guides for any relevant information but have drawn a blank.

The top side aimed at the record buying public was the folk-country pop of "Next Train To Toledo" but it's not something I need to hear. Much better is the baroque pop of "Usually On Tuesday" hidden away on the other side. Surely a song just waiting to be discovered on one of those "Soft Sounds For Gentle People" CD compilations.

Both sides written and performed by the mysterious Zack Hilton with strings and things arranged by Bergen White, famous for his orchestration work with Elvis, Tony Joe White and Dolly Parton. Produced by in house Dot Records knob twiddler Henry Hurt.


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