Record Machine

Album: Record Machine (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, Buzz Cason looks back on his life in music, including the first time he used a turntable.

    Cason first started performing and recording in the 1950s when he was a teenager. Over the next few decades, he became better known as a songwriter, with "Everlasting Love" among his compositions, along with songs recorded by Brenda Lee and Jan & Dean.

    In our interview with Cason, he said: "I just thought 'Record Machine' will probably strike a nerve with older people but a lot of folks even younger, they had record players around the house. It's kind of a vinyl tribute and I'm interested to see if anybody in radio will click on to that track and play it. It's pretty old-school in the way it's done. It's not an uptempo song, it's kind of a swampy feeling thing."
  • Cason's son Parker wrote this song with his dad and summoned the musicians to play on the track: Jeremy Fetzer (guitar), Spencer Cullum (steel guitar), and members of the instrumental group Steelism.

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