Now there was song

ZZ Jack GreeneBy Doug Davis

This week in 1968: The U.S. Department of Labor reported unemployment at 3.3 percent, the lowest rate in 15 years; Spain voided a1492 law expelling Jews; the U.S. tennis team regained The  Davis Cup, and a singer from Maryville, Tennessee had his 8th hit record.

There are songs that have been written on the spur of the moment and others have even been written “on assignment.”

Jack Greene’s 1969 number one “Until My Dreams Come True” was just such a song!

As the story goes—Dallas Frazier was on vacation in Florida. Jack Greene was scheduled for a recording session the next day and needed a song. So he called his publisher friend Ray Baker. Baker then called Dallas Frazier in Florida. Dallas then made a 30 minute drive to a music store to rent a tape recorder, sat down and wrote the song, recorded it, and then shipped the tape over night to Ray Baker, who took the song to Jack Greene, who learned it that morning and recorded it that afternoon!

“Until My Dreams Come True” entered the country music charts December 14th, 1968 and made it to number one the week of February 15th, 1969 – where it stayed for two weeks.

It was Greene’s 8th charted song and his 4th number one.

The record was produced by Owen Bradley and was on the charts for 17 weeks.

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