Actually "Lights of Albuquerque" was written and recorded by Don Quinton on Christy Records and covered nationally by Billy Mize on Columbia. The song is about a mortally wounded soldier from Albuquerque and his dying wish is to see the "Lights Of Albuquerque"....Don passed away about 2009 in Los Lunas ,NM. Glen Campbell went to Hollywood in 1960 and recorded "Turn Around Look At Me" on the Indy label "Crest Records" He and Jerry Capehart are listed as Co-writers...He came back to Albuquerque for a very short Time and went back to Hollywood were he eventually broke big with "By The Time I Get To Phoenix"...prior to that he charted with Universal Soldier on Capitol records. I played both versions of "Lights of Albuquerque ,on Real Oldies 1600 and I also played three songs by Dick Bill feat Glen Campbell.".You, You , You" (not the same song as the Ames), "I wonder" and "Dreams For Sale" I collect New Mexico garage band 45's from the 50's and 60's..Morticians, Shltons Lindy and the Lavelles, Chessmen etc.
Thanks,Vince, for this information.
So, you did play two versions of "Lights of Albuquerque" on Real Oldies 1600.
O.K., where can I hear the Glen Campbell's version?
I would very much like to learn Glen Campbell's version of "Lights of Albuquerque".
I am sorry, I meant I played the Billy Mize and Don Quinton versions, to my knowledge Glen Campbell didn't record "Lights Of Albuqueruqe". And of course the Jim Glaser Version Of "Lights Of Albuquerque" is a different song, same Title.
A bit of trivia Jim Glaser had a good career with the Glaser brothers and as a solo artist...he co-wrote "Woman,Woman" for Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.