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Album Review

Albums in the early '60s were often put out only after an artist had a couple of hits which could be packaged with other tunes. This is what appears to have been the case with Down in the Boondocks, with the album containing the title hit, as well as "I Knew You When," but some of the other songs here showed promise as well. Produced by Joe South, the record is well-worth seeking out.

Biography

Born: 03 April 1942 in Valdosta, GA

Genre: Country

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Best known for his country-flavored rock hit "Down in the Boondocks," Billy Joe Royal had a long career that saw him become one of the first pop performers to successfully revive his commercial fortunes by turning to straight country music. Although he never had another hit as successful as "Down in the Boondocks," he racked up about 15 singles that hit the country charts over the course of the 1980s. Royal was born into a family of musical entertainers in Valdosta, Georgia, and made his debut on...
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