Just read about the strict code that the country music industry had regarding certain words within songs during the 1950's and 1960's. I remember songs like Johnny Cash's "A Boy Called Sue" and Johnny Horton's "Battle of New Orleans" each having words omitted or 'bleeped-out' Religious words like "Hell" and "Damn" were particularly singled out for the censor.
I never heard any of Jim's singles containing controversial words. I wonder what he would have though of music artists now, especially rap artistes who swear like troopers in their reoords.
I know Jim used words like "Hell" in some of his LP recordings ("Spell Of The Yukon" comes to mind) so it shows how times have changed.
It would be nice to have a list of country songs that were banned back then. I bet there's a few.
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