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Joe Penny SWEET LIPS Hank Williams Drifting Cowboy Rare Demo 1954

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By 1954 Joe Penny, a lead guitar player, had already played in Hank Williams Drifting Cowboys Band in the state of Alabama and had played for Lefty Frizzell's Band and the Little Jimmy Dickens Band and had already set his mark in the history of country music forever for being one of Hank Williams Drifting Cowboys. And he was just 26. He was working as a DJ at radio station WJPS in Evansville, Ind. My father country singer Jimmy Minor at that time had 3 country music TV shows a week in Evansville, one called "Jimmy Minor and The Diamond K Ranch Hands" and one being "The Big E Jamboree" and Jim also was a DJ. Him and Joe Penny crossed paths somewhere during this time. My father most likely was trying to work with Joe with these demos and possibly get him a record contract. Joe moved to Evansville in mid 1954 and was a DJ at WJPS and Jim left Evansville in late 1954 so the recordings were done during that time in 1954. I had Jim's reel to reel tapes professionally mastered in 2010 and this song by Joe Penny along with 3 more demos by him were on them. It just took me over 4 years to identify the artist. Joe Penny, one of Hank Williams Drifting Cowboys. Check out this youtube channel as its dedicated to the musical works of my father country music entertainer Jim Minor and all the artists that he worked with during his career. From the Jim Minor private reel to reel audio collection. Joe Penny (BMI) Todd Minor

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