Episode Air Date: September 9, 2016
Artist: The Sunshine Boys
Recording Title: Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb
Most Atomic-era records warned of the awesome and terrible force of the bomb. But this tune warned of a much higher power’s wrath. “Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb” was recorded here by The Sunshine Boys in 1950. The lyrics scoff at the earthly concerns of man.
The Sunshine Boys cut their teeth in Atlanta-area radio. When WAGA needed a western swing band, they assumed the role as The Light Crust Doughboys. The “two” bands would play back to back sets, with only a commercial break between them, and audiences were none the wiser.