Hank PENNY - The Penny Opus # 1

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This compilation dispels any doubt about Hank Penny’s real talent; it comes from soon after the "Bloodshot Eyes" period of his career and also highlights the superb musicianship of his band, the California Cowboys, which included Noel Boggs on steel guitar. Maybe some of the comedy seems a little ‘home-spun’ by modern tastes, but it was typical of the period, for instance, "I Want My Rib" is the kind of material Phil Harris would have performed at this time; "You’re Bound To Look Like A Monkey" is funny to any generation. The well-known tunes "Crazy Rhythm" and "Wang Wang Blues" are Western Swing at its best, and songs like "I’m Not In Love" and "We Met Too Late" are the kind of ballads which made Country a definable genre. "Won’t You Ride In My Little Red Wagon", incidentally, was Penny’s theme song.

Track Listing

1. ALABAMA JUBILEE
2. I WANT MY RIB
3. THINGS ARE GETTING ROUGH ALL OVER
4. FLAMIN' MAMIE
5. KISS ME HONEY (BUT TAKE YOUR TIME)
6. THE PENNY OPUS # 1
7. NO MUSS, NO FUSS, NO BOTHER
8. PEROXIDE BLOND
9. WHITE SHOTGUNS
10. CRAZY RHYTHM
11. BIG FOOTED SAM FROM BIRMINGHAM
12. MISTER AND MISSISSIPPI
13. RABBITS DON'T EVER GET MARRIED
14. THE WANG WANG BLUES
15. I'M NOT IN LOVE, JUST INVOLVED
16. SHIP OF BROKEN DREAMS
17. PROGRESSIVE COUNTRY MUSIC FOR A HOLLYWOOD FLAPPER
18. DON'T START BREATHING DOWN MY NECK
19. HOLD THE PHONE
20. WON'T YOU RIDE IN MY LITTLE RED WAGON
21. WE MET TOO LATE
22. YOU'RE BOUND TO LOOK LIKE A MONKEY (WHEN YOU GROW OLD)

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
01/09/2000
UPC Bar Code No
604988352023