Capitol Records released Glenn Campbell’s hit song, “Galveston,” on March 17, 1969 so we pulled out a version from the Lawrence Welk radio series, Guest Spot, show number LW70-36, distributed to radio stations as transcription discs. Guest Spot was one of many syndicated radio shows sponsored by the
United States Armed Forces, the U. S. Navy and Naval Reserves for this series.
The copy in the Southern Folklife Collection, call no. TR-12/504, is part of the extensive and always fascinating Eugene Earle Collection (#20376). Track list and liner notes are included to the left. The modulation in the last verse and the sound of the telecaster in the guitar solo where the string sounds so loose that it might fall off just gets us every time. The first clip below is the introduction to the show itself, the second is a sample of “Galveston.”