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Johnny Denis-Vol 2-CD591
CD D 591

JOHNNY DENIS Vol. 2 BACM CD 591


A second selection from “Sheriff” Johnny Denis, mainly focusing on his 1940s recordings, mostly in the small-band western swing style. Denis was English and became a semi-professional musician in the mid 1930s, accomplished on guitar and steel as well as being an amazing whistler (some of his recordings here suggest a new genre, Whistling Western Swing!) Adopted a fully ‘cowboy’ image in the 1950s through his popular BBC series Way Out West and he owned several horses which he incorporated into his act. Moved to the US in 1954, achieving some popularity especially in Vegas and Reno and issuing three LPs. Hi-lights of this set – superb versions of Sweet Georgia Brown and Sweet Sue, featuring Danny Levan’s fantastic fiddling and Canadian/British bass legend Jack Fallon. Thanks for the liner notes to Kevin Coffee who managed to track Denis down a few years ago, long resident in the US and well into his 90s.

Price: USD $16.00           


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Track listing:

- Sweet Georgia Brown
- Pedro The Fisherman
- My My Ain't That Something
- Pistol Packin Mama
- Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats
- Ragtime Cowboy Joe
- It's Love Love Love
- Dance With A Dolly
- Tico-Tico (Tico Tico No Fuba)
- The Whistler’s Song
- She Broke My Heart In Three Places
- Dream
- Chewin A Piece Of Straw
- Along The Navajo Trail
- Gotta Get Me Somebody To Love
- Ole Buttermilk Sky
- Beside The Railroad
- My Pretty Girl
- Foolin'
- Twenty Five Chickens
- Worry Worry Worry
- Whistling Johnny
- Careless Hands
- Dear Hearts And Gentle People
- On Top Of A Load Of Hay
- Sweet Sue

Price: USD $16.00           

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Listen to sample tracks:

05-Mairzy-Doats-Dozy-Doats (1944)

23-Careless-Hands (1949)