(2013/Westernswingers) 13 tracks (41:03) digisleeve - John England & the Western Swingers is a six piece band based in Nashville, TN, which plays the lively, happy music called Western Swing. Western Swing originally developed in Texas and Oklahoma during the 1930´s. With fiddle, steel guitar, piano, electric guitar, bass, and drums, it´s music for dancing and listening, and combines the down-home quality of country music with the sophistication and improvisation of hot jazz. The group has played their lively music at Nashville´s Robert´s Western World every Monday since July of 2001. The Swingers can also boast of appearances at New York´s Lincoln Center, the Grand Ole Opry, the Legends of Western Swing Festival, the ´Midnight Jamboree´, and many concerts and private events in the mid-South area.
(1987/Hydra) 5 tracks - Neuware mit minimalen Lagerspuren am Cover. - Jeff Daniels,whose real name is Luke Mc Daniel ,came into contact with country music in his early childhood. As his first hillbilly songs and bbogies appeared on ´´TRUMPET´´ and ´´KING´´, he already was a welcome guest in the ´´Grand Ole Opry´´. In 1955 he wrote ´´Midnight Shift´´ using the pseudonym Earl Lee.The co-writer Jimmy Ainsworth was Luke´s friend Jimmy Rodgers. These pseudonyms were necessary,because at that time he had a contract as author with ´´Acuff Rose Publishing´´. Although it was originally written as a country song,the ´´Acetat´´ demo was already recorded in rockabilly style. He brought it to Buddy Killen who passed it on to Buddy Holly. He recorded ´´Go Ahead Baby´´ and ´´Uh Babe ´´accompaniedby his own band,during his first session for ´´SUN´´ in Memphis in September 1956. 0n the 6.January 1957 the second recording session took part,but this time he was joined by the ´´SUN´´ musicians Roland James,Clayton Perkins,Jerry Lee Lewis and W.S.Holland. The first disc (SUN 620) was released in 1976, because the recording didn´t meet Sam C.Phillips taste. After the contract was cancelled, Jeff Daniels went to ´´ASTRO RECORDS´´ where he made his first version of ´´Foxy Dan´´. In Angie, Louisiana, Jeff recorded 5 singles directed by Mac Kennedy and B.J.Johnson,for the ´´BIG HOWDY´´ label . After further recordings for ´´MELADEE´´ and ´´VENUS´´ he remained in the business till into th 8o´s.