Category Archives: Hot Rod Lincoln

Car Tunes: Hot Rod Race #5 – The Kid in the Model A

After George Wilson gave the Mercury driver’s perspective in #4, Arkie Shibley brought the song cycle full circle with the point of view of the kid in the hopped up Model A. Full lyrics after the jump. HOT ROD RACE … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Hot Rod Race # 4 – George Wilson’s 2nd Try

It was his original concept and after Charlie Ryan and Arkie Shipley both tried their hand at it, so it’s no surprise that Hot Rod Race #1’s author, George Wilson, would pen his own “answer song” to that hit. This … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Hot Rod Race #3 – Arkie Meets the Judge

The saga continues. Full lyrics after the jump. ARKIE MEETS THE JUDGE (HOT ROD RACE #3) (written by Arkie Shibley / Leon Kelley / Jackie Hayes) Arkie Shibley – 1951 Now me and my wife and my brother Joe, were … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Hot Rod Race #2 – Tiny Hill and his Orchestra

Arkie Shibley was the first to record Hot Rod Race, written by George Wilson. After Charlie Ryan not only recorded a version of Hot Rod Race but wrote his own answer song “Hot Rod Lincoln”, essentially the same song with … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Hot Rod Lincoln- Original Version by Charlie Ryan and the Timberline Riders plus Commander Cody, Roger Miller and Asleep At The Wheel

Here’s the original version of Hot Rod Lincoln, recorded by Charlie Ryan as an “answer song” to Arkie Shibley’s Hot Rod Race. Ryan’s lyrics as well as Commander Cody’s well known version and a lesser known 1960 version by Roger … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Hot Rod Race – Arkie Shibley and the Mountain Dew Boys

Everyone knows Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen’s version of Hot Rod Lincoln. What most people don’t know is that the original version of that song, first recorded by Charlie Ryan and the Timberline Riders, was a response to … Continue reading

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