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Gary Hoetker


California, USA
Post  Posted 1 Nov 2020 2:12 pm    
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Yet another obscure artist who we didn't hear much about.

I've attached one of her records from youtube "He's Steppin In". Fabulous voice and phrasing with sensational steel.

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Russ Wever


Kansas City
Post  Posted 5 Nov 2020 3:27 am    
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Linda Flanagan is a guest on
and sings 'Pass Me By' on Ernie
Tubbs 'Midnight Jamboree' album.

from Praguefranks site . .

Linda Flanagan

2nd version
By Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank, Per Kammersgaard, Thieu Van De Vorst, Jim Loessberg
1960 unknown, OK? – Linda Flanagan
001 RB-013 A LIFE THAT'S HARD TO LIVE Razorback 45-107/HBR 019
002 RB-014 STREET OF NO RETURN Razorback 45-107/HBR 019
29 June 1961 [20:30-23:30] Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Linda Flanagan (Johnny Johnson, Grady Martin, Leon Rhodes, Buddy Emmons, Jack Drake, Jan Kurtis, Hargus Robbins. Producer: Owen Bradley)
003 110802/NA 11605 PASS ME BY 7-34025/DL 74045
3 October 1963 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN - Linda Flanagan (Producer: Owen Bradley)
004 114068/NA 12682 THERE'S LOVE ALL AROUND ME 31647
005 114069/NA 12683 THE KEEPER OF THE KEY 31569
006 114070/NA 12684 MAMA KISS THE HURT AWAY 31647
007 114071/NA 12685 HOLD ON TO HAPPINESS 31569
Summer 1966 Nashville, TN – Linda Flanagan
008 SO 3621 HE'S STEPPIN' IN Boone 1047
009 SO 3622 NINE OUT OF TEN TIMES 1047
ca. July 1967 Nashville, TN – Linda Flanagan
010 ZTSB-128859 TELL ME YOUR STORY Boone 1064
011 ZTSB-128860 MOTHER OF YOU CHILD Boone 1064
November 1985 Crazy Mama’s Studio, Nashville, TN – Gary Lumpkin and Linda Flanagan (Gary Lumpkin [vcl/ld gt/rh gt], Linda Flanagan [vcl], Smiley Roberts [steel], Bobby Green [bass], Jan Jones [drums], Pappy Merritt [fiddle], Cathy Styron [piano]. Producer: Gary Carter)
012 SIZE SEVEN ROUND Password PASS A 0003

Razorback (1960)
45-107 A Life That's Hard To Live / Street Of No Return - 60
Decca (1961-64)
7-34025 Sweet Lips (Webb Pierce) / Pass Me By (Linda Flanagan) – 61 (33 RPM, stereo)
31569 Hold On To Happiness / The Keeper Of The Key – ca. 09-12-63
31647 Mama, Kiss The Hurt Away / There's Love All Around Me - 07-64 (rev. July 1Cool
Boone (1966-67)
1047 He's Steppin' In / Nine Out Of Ten Times - 09-66
1064 Mother Of Your Child / Tell Me Your Story - 08-67

from 'Hillbilly-Music . .

Linda Flanagan arrived on the country music scene as a 13-year-old young singer, performing over KFSA in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, doing both radio and television work. She started singing when she was only three years old. A 1956 article gushed over her polished voice and her ability to learn and genial attitude with others.

Her popularity spread around the region and she made appearances on other shows such as the Big Red Jamboree that aired over Channel 8 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The author of the 1956 article wrote that she "...completely stole the show" with her appearance.

Linda also won a local radio station talent contest, that earned her a 21-jewel watch. She was also a featured act for the famed Ark-Okla Rodeo held in Ft. Smith.

She showed some songwriting talent, sharing co-writing credit with KWKH Louisiana Hayride star, Jimmie Helms on a couple of tunes then, "Puppy Love" and "Squeeze Me and Hold Me".

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Jim Fogle

North Carolina, Winston-Salem, USA
Post  Posted 5 Nov 2020 9:44 am    
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I would have thought someone with that much entertainment business background would have had success in Nashville. The recording in the link sounded great and she has a wonderful voice. I wonder what happened?
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Donny Hinson


Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 8 Nov 2020 4:09 pm     I've wondered that myself?
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I don't know what happened. Question You would think that both Linda and Jerry Hanlon (who also did a song on that album), with the "boost" of being promoted by someone as influential as Tubb (on one of his more popular albums) would have been more successful. Both good singers, good songs, and good backing musicians. But it seems neither Linda nor Jerry ever charted a record?
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Jerry Erickson


Atlanta,IL 61723
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2020 3:49 pm    
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I met her when she and Pete Blue were working at the Western Lounge in Creve Couer,IL. I'm guessing early to mid 70's. I'm pretty sure that they were married, but it's been a while.Smile

Looked at the video and saw a post by Rich Mounce(RIP).

Rich Mounce
3 years ago
Worked with Linda on the road in the 70's. She and her husband Pete Blue worked with me at a club in Creve Coeur, Il from 1973 u til 1975. Linda was one of my favorite female vocalists. She is no longer in the music business and still resides in Nashville.
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