Hank Thompson performs “Just An Old Flame” Live On That Nashville Music 1980.

With the production by Ken Nelson, the song was released in December 1957. The song did not manage to enter charts. The song was first included on Hank's fifteenth studio album , Breakin 'in Another Heart (Capitol 1965), the album peaking at # 18 on the U.S Top Country Albums charts.

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Just An Old Flame

Lp cover Hank Thompson ( Capitol 1965 )
Lp cover Hank Thompson ( Capitol 1965 )

“Just an Old Flame”, song written by Hank Thompson and recorded by Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys for the Capitol label, on September 25, 1957, at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood, CA. At the same session, “How do you hold a memory” was also recorded, Hank was accompanied at the recording session by: Joe Maphis (guitar), Floyd White (steel), Billy Briggs Stewart (bass), Paul McGhee (drums), Billy Armstrong (fiddle), Harold Hensley (fiddle), Billy Peters (fiddle) and Vic Davis (piano). With the production by Ken Nelson, the song was released in December 1957. The song did not manage to enter charts.

The song was first included on Hank’s fifteenth studio album , Breakin ‘in Another Heart (Capitol 1965), the album peaking at # 18 on the U.S Top Country Albums charts.



Lp cover Hank Thompson ( ABC Dot Records 1977 )
Lp cover Hank Thompson ( ABC Dot Records 1977 )

The song was rerecorded on January 5, 1977, at US Recording Studio, 12 Music Circle Sq., Nashville, TN, this session was also recorded, “Tell Me When The Flag Is Passing By” (unissued), at The recording session Hank was accompanied by: Tommy Allsup (guitar), Phil Baugh (guitar), Curly Chalker (steel), Bob Moore (bass), Kenny Malone (drums), Buddy Spicher (fiddle), Tommy Williams (fiddle), Johnny Gimble (fiddle) and Hargus Robbins (piano). With the production of Tommy Allsup, the song was released again in April 1977, on May 28, 1977, peaking at # 90 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, remaining only two weeks on the charts.

The song was included in Hank’s studio album, The Thompson Touch (ABC Records 1977), the album failed to enter the charts of U.S Top Country Albums.





Hank Thompson – Just An Old Flame Lyrics

She just an old flame I don’t recall her name she just happened along
An old sweetheart who played a small part why do you ask me what’s wrong
She was never my kind never on my mind just a casual affair
I seemed to forget just how we met and somehow I really don’t care

That’s what I’ll say when they ask me whatever happened to you
I’ll be too proud tell them you broke my heart into
Just another date I haven’t seen of late what did you say was her name
I’ll smile in disguise hide the tears in my eyes she’s just an old flame

That’s what I’ll say when they ask me whatever happened to you
I’ll be too proud tell them you broke my heart into
Just another date I haven’t seen of late what did you say was her name
I’ll smile in disguise hide the tears in my eyes she’s just an old flame

Single Hank Thompson ( Capitol 1957 )
Single Hank Thompson ( Capitol 1957 )

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