George McCurn

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
Herb Alpert
Bobby Bruce
George Callender
Stella Castellucci
John DeVoogot
Hyman Gold
Carol Kaye
Mel Lewis
Leonard Macarsky
William Pitman
Jack Shulman
Darrel Terwilliger
John Vidusich
Irving Weinper
MARCH 27, 1963 CONWAY RECORDERS
Funny
Goodnight, My Love
A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
How's the World Treating You
At the End Of a Rainbow
Herb Alpert--arranger
Robert Bein
Joe Burnett
George Callender
Paul Horn
Raymond Johnson
Oliver Mitchell
Jack Nimitz
Earl Palmer
Howard Roberts
Shorty Rogers
Clifford Shank
Kenneth Shroyer
APRIL 10, 1963 CONWAY RECORDERS
God Bless the Child
Snap Your Fingers
Guess Who
Georgia Town
He'll Have to Go
Poor Man
George Callender
Jewell Grant
William Green
Raymond Johnson
Earl Palmer
William Pitman
Howard Roberts
Shorty Rogers

 

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.

Sources
  1. Billboard, February 16, 1963; February 25, 1963, March 26, 1963, March 30, 1963 and November 9, 1963.
Birth
Recording Years / Label
1963-1965 -  A&M Records
Instruments
bass, vocals

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