Check out Ted Daffan’s bio from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Or if you’re curious where he’s buried (he died in ’96), this little site will tell ya.
Ted also ran a record label, Daffan Records, where he cut sites on artists like Jerry Irby and Floyd Tillman starting in 1955.
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Ted Daffan recorded that song in the 1940s – Ted’s a sadly overlooked country artist, an original honky tonker. He wrote “Born to Lose,” an absolute classic that’s since become one of the genre’s defining songs. Ray Charles took the song to new heights on his landmark Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. But Daffan’s original has its own charm. Hear it below.
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