Vintage 40's recordings by Johnny and his Red River Valley Boys are true country and western, featuring Bond's legendary songcraft and pioneering hillbilly-western sound.
Dozens of country, western, and pop numbers that'll have you scratching your head wondering why this remarkable performer's work has been long out of print.
With 25 tracks, it offers an abundance of fine music, including renditions of Pioneers classics such as "Cool Water," romanticized portrayals of the West, sagebrush humor and rollicking instrumentals.
Fast-paced instrumental breakdowns, crooning, velvety ballads, smooth trio harmonies, and story songs.
A wonderful grab bag of dancehall Western Swing, proto-rockabilly and a few ballads and novelty tunes thrown in for good measure. A quick scan of the song titles alone reveals that we are dealing with one unique talent.
The Sundowners’ music and love of life struck a chord with generations of music fans. They are true legends in Chicago and an important part of the city’s ongoing connection with country music.
Contains never released recordings; some are so rare that in many cases they are the only recorded versions of the songs.
Hear Hank like he's never been heard before, demonstrating a stylistic range from pure honky-tonk to cowboy jazz and swing