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Dave Rich
Born:  February 3, 1936

About The Artist

Out of Central City, Kentucky, Dave Rich arrived on the hillbilly music scene in 1956 when he was all of 19 years old. At that time, he had just recorded his first tunes on the RCA Victor label. He had his own barn dance every Saturday night and was also working as a disc jockey.

He was also a songwriter. And his first RCA Victor release featured his songs on both sides. One was "I Think I'm Gonna Die" and the other was "I Forgot". One thing they mention is that he had an 'unusual song styling' that got him attention.

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 43; April 1956; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.
  • Folk and Country Songs No. 3; November 1956; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  B-210 A Big Hands
  B-210 B Sin Pays
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  918 A Hang On 'Till The Goin' On Comes On
  918 B The Runt
RCA Victor
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20-6327 A I Forgot
  20-6327 B I Think I'm Gonna Die
  20-6435 A Darling, I'm Lonesome
  20-6435 B I'm Glad
  20-6595 A Ain't It Fine
  20-6595 B Your Pretty Blue Eyes
  20-6687 A I Love 'Em All
  20-6687 B I'm Sorry, Goodbye
  20-6753 A It Didn't Work Out, Did It?
  20-6753 B Lonely Street
  20-6824 A Our Last Night Together
  20-6824 B Tuggin' On My Heart Strings
  20-6926 A Key To My Heart
  20-6926 B Red Sweater
  20-7045 A Chicken House
  20-7045 B I've Learned
  20-7141 A I've Thought It Over
  20-7141 B School Blues
  20-7247 A Burn On, Love Fire
  20-7247 B City Lights
  47-6327 A I Think I'm Gonna Die
  47-6327 B I Forgot

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