Mudcat Café message #2692812 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #42241   Message #2692812
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
03-Aug-09 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ballad of Julie Ann? / Julianne
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
Randy Sparks did write the song. I heard him do it in Fresno, CA, years and years ago as a solo. The Minstrels recorded it. He had a knack for what I would call "adaptive" songs, of which this is one of his best, I believe. He also wrote "Today," from the forgettable film, "Advance to the Rear." He got his start in the business at about the time Terry Gilkyson's Easy Riders were making the charts with "Marianne." I pick up some similarities in their writing styles. Maybe it's just me?