Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Not to be confused with the pop crooner of the same name, "Country" Johnny Mathis is perhaps most remembered for being one half of the duo "Jimmy & Johnny" along with Jimmy Lee Fautheree. In the sixties he temporarily ceased performing secular music and became a gospel act. His raw country style didn't falter though, as this 1965 LP on the Stampede label bears out. He's in fine voice here and the unknown steel guitarist nails it as well. This folder will make a great companion to the Jimmy & Johnny CD on Bear Family and all fans of his earlier work will want to check this out.

Click here for a biography of Country Johnny Mathis

Click here for a short review of the Hilltop edition of this album

Click the banner below for a great Country Johnny Mathis website:


1. In The House Of The Lord
2. Standing On The Promises
3. When They Ring Them Golden Bells
4. Welcome Home
5. I'm Gonna Thank Jesus
6. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
7. Heaven Is The Place
8. Precious Memories
9. Old Time Religion
10. An Old Account Settled
11. Take My Hand Precious Lord
12. Where We'll Never Grow Old

*download here*


Unknown said...

This would blow the fleas off a hound dog if'n ya'll have some o' this Cousin Emmy if ya'll have some of this I say God bless and keep it up ya'll .