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Arthur Alexander

Bill Millar, Ace Records, 1984

DURING THE early '60s, Arthur Alexander wrote a famous clutch of compact, well-crafted country-soul songs. Stories of inconstant love and private gloom, they were covered by The Beatles ('Anna'), The Rolling Stones ('You Better Move On') and more recently, Ry Cooder ('Go Home Girl'). Alexander, wrote Michael Gray, introduced the word "girl" as in "I wanna tell you girl..." to common lyric parlance, greatly to the convenience of John Lennon and others thereafter.

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