George McCurn was a member of the Pilgrim Travelers. Sam Cooke had also been a member of that group. Because Herb Alpert had worked with Cooke, it is likely that he either knew McCurn or of him via Sam Cooke.
The track "I'm Just a Country Boy" was A&M Records first use of strings.
COUNTRY BOY GOES TO TOWN SESSIONOGRAPHY
|JANUARY 10, 1963||CONWAY RECORDERS|
|I'm Just a Country Boy
My Little Corner Of the World
|MARCH 27, 1963||CONWAY RECORDERS|
Goodnight, My Love
A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
How's the World Treating You
At the End Of a Rainbow
|APRIL 10, 1963||CONWAY RECORDERS|
|God Bless the Child
Snap Your Fingers
He'll Have to Go
The "I'm a Country Boy" single was a Billboard regional hit in Buffalo, NY, Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA. It also showed strength in Pittsburgh, PA.
Follow-up single "When the Wind Blows" was given moderate sales potential by Billboard.
- Billboard, February 16, 1963; February 25, 1963, March 26, 1963, March 30, 1963 and November 9, 1963.