Rod Hart

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Rod Hart
OriginBeulah, Michigan[1]
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar/vocal
Years active1976–77
LabelsPlantation

Rod Hart Sr. was a one-hit wonder who scored a minor hit single in 1977, "C.B. Savage", which charted on both the US Billboard magazine pop and country charts. It is an answer song to "Convoy," a major hit in 1976. The song was a gay-themed takeoff on the citizens band radio fad[1][2] and featured a "smokey" (highway patrolman) pretending to be a gay truck driver over the CB radio; the patrolman's masquerade distracts the lead trucker in a convoy who is listening to him, allowing the highway patrol to bust the 5-truck convoy for speeding. Allmusic called it "one of the most bizarre country novelty hits of all time."[3] It appeared on his album Breakeroo!

Hart also wrote music for and acted in the '70's Steve McQueen rodeo film "Junior Bonner". He wrote two songs for the movie (one was the local favorite "Arizona Morning") and appeared in the barroom brawl scene.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1977 Breakeroo! 31 Plantation

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
US Country
[4]
US
[5]
Cash Box CAN Country
[6]
CAN
1976 "C.B. Savage" 23 67 59 10 87 Breakeroo!

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 183. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Gay ballad is joined by 'savage'". Billboard. 88 (46): 54. November 13, 1976.
  3. ^ Adams, Greg. Allmusic review of Hart's album Breakeroo!
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944–2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 154.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. February 12, 1977. Retrieved January 4, 2019.