Tom T. Hall – Tulsa Telephone Book
I was on Twitter the other day and saw a post that said Tom T. Hall was twice the songwriter Bob Dylan is.
And the crowd went crazy. Some cheered loudly. Others booed and hissed.
That’s how I learned that Tom T. Hall died earlier this month.
Turns out that Hall-v-Dylan debate has been raging for decades — since 1995 when Dylan ripped Hall and Merle Haggard at some awards ceremony.
I think it’s kind of silly. Saying Hall is better than Dylan (or vice-versa) is like saying blue is better than green or Scotch is better than bourbon. It’s a matter of taste. And you can enjoy ‘em all.
So I’ll step out of the ring on this one and say only: Tom T. Hall was a helluva songwriter and a great storyteller. He tells one of those stories in…
Title: Tulsa Telephone Book
Artist: Tom T. Hall
Album: In Search of a Song
Here are the Playlists (including the song for this intro email)