James O’Gwynn: RIP
Up until this morning I never heard of this guy. My friend Vince tracks dead musicians at a blog called The Music’s Over and he posted this:
James O’Gwynn, known to fans as “The Smiling Irishman,” was a country singer who made a name for himself during the late ’50s and early ’60s. Over the course of his career, O’Gwynn recorded for labels like United Artists and Mercury, charting no less than six times on the country singles chart. His most famous song was the #7 hit, “My Name Is Mud.” James O’Gwynn was 82 when he passed away on January 19, 2011.
I’m not sure if I can post two videos at once…heck…I’m not so sure one will work. But here’s another song that I found and it sounds a lot like (at least to my ears) a guy named Gram.