Henson Cargill

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 2000s
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5 February 1941, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, d. 24 March 2007, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. After studying law and working briefly as a deputy sheriff, Cargill moved to Nashville in 1967 to attempt a career as a country singer-songwriter. He signed to Monument Records, where his debut single became his biggest hit. With producer Fred F. Carter Jnr. he recorded Jack Moran and Glen Douglas Tubb’s ‘Skip A Rope’, which reached the US Top 30 as well as heading the country charts. This was a protest song, condemning parents who set a bad example for their children by evading income tax and practising racial discrimination. The song was later recorded by soul singer Joe Tex.

Cargill followed this with more orthodox hits such as ‘Row, Row, Row’, ‘None Of My Business’ and ‘Naked And Crying’. In the early 70s, he joined the newly formed Nashville arm of Atlantic Records, having success with ‘Some...

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