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Willis, Hal - Doggin' in the U.S. Mail b/w The Battle of Viet Nam

Format: 45
Label: Quality 1830X
Year: 1966
Origin: Normétal, Rouyn-Noranda, Québec
Genre: rockabilly, country
Keyword:  Vietnam War, Vietnam
Value of Original Title: $5.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: Quebec, Country & Western, 1960's


Side 1

Track Name
Doggin' in the U.S. Mail

Side 2

Track Name
The Battle of Viet Nam


R 10128152 1492110243 4666

Doggin' in the U.S. Mail b/w The Battle of Viet Nam


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Double-sided Vietnam War single (Sims Records # 288), released by Hal Willis - a Canadian country singer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Co-written by Hal and Ginger Willis. The a-side track "Doggin' in the US Mail" made a small reference to the war, praising the work of the US mail service in carrying "an envelope from Vietnam...and a cheque from Uncle Sam". The b-side song "The Battle of Viet Nam" took a strong patriotic, pro-government line, arguing that the US needed to "solve this evil thing in Vietnam" and protect freedom. The single received a spotlight review in Billboard on 18 June 1966: "up tempo novelty from the pens of the Willises should quickly establish the talented singer in the country chart". It charted in the Hot Country Singles, peaking at # 45 after four weeks, on 3 September 1966.

"In Vietnam our soldier boys are fighting for their life
What is the reason for all this bloody strife
When a doctor operates he's got to use the knife
So now is the time to back-up Uncle Sam
And try to solve this evil thing in Vietnam...
We must step in to nip it in the bud


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