FS61: Way out west: Hoosiers Hot Shots to Johnny Denis

Three from Harry Torrani: Sitting in a jailhouse, The Prairie Yodel and Mockingbird Yodel. All self penned. His voice is incredible of the last track and he accompanies himself on the English concertina. Both sides of a Hoosier Hot Shots: Sentimental gentleman from Georgia and Meet me by the icehouse Lizzie. Unusually its on the English Rex label. They are billed as America’s Hill Billy Aces. Another English exponent of cowboy music was Johnny Denis. Popular in the 1940s and 50s, he gives us My, my ain’t that something. He even whistles. Hardly forgotten but Hank Williams gives us Howling at the moon. Hank Snow: Down the trail of aching hearts. What a great C&W title. Lonnie Donegan is back with Dead or alive. Les Allen was, I think, Canadian born and sang for Geraldo in the 1930s. He sings Empty saddles. I love Peter Lind Hayes version of the Carson Robinson song Life gits teejus don’t it. If you’ve been in a ‘lockdown’ situation the lyrics will certainly ring true!  

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published on March 20, 2021, by