Now Available On CD and Cassette
Vocalist's Showcase Vol. 8 Presenting Songs By :
RADIO FAVORITE (REC 1926-1928)
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Johnny (b. John Senator Marvin, 11 July 1897, Butler,
Oklahoma, USA, d. 20 December 1945, Hollywood, California, USA.
Around 1913, Johnny (who played guitar and banjo and had previously left home at
the age of 12 to join a circus) joined a traveling show called the Royal
Hawaiians, where he learned the steel guitar and ukulele.
After naval service in World War I, he moved into vaudeville.
As Honey Duke And His Uke, he worked his way to New York.
For five years, he had a daily radio show on network NBC.
He made records and even appeared on Broadway in the musical Honeymoon Lane.
In 1928, he was joined by brother Frankie (also a good steel guitarist) and
using several differing names, he was soon recording for several labels.
Although Johnny recorded for Decca in the mid-30s, the Depression had basically
ended his solo career.
He worked with Autry as a writer and producer on the Melody Ranch Show and wrote
around 80 songs for Autry's films, including "Dust". During World War II,
Johnny made several tours to the South Pacific to entertain army personnel.
In 1943, in the Papuan jungles, he contacted dengue fever, which ultimately led
to his death from a heart attack in 1945.
The recordings represented on the CD release present Johnny Marvin during the
peak of his career.
His jazz oriented crooning style of singing typifies the sound of The Roaring
1-I'D LOVE TO CALL YOU MY SWEETHEART
2-HUM YOU TROUBLES AWAY
3-'DEED I DO
5-AIN'T THAT A GRAND & GLORIUS FEELING
6-I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH ME
7-FROM MIDNIGHT TILL DAWN
8-OLD FASHIONED LOCKET
9-THINK OF ME THINKING OF YOU
1-OH, YOU HAVE NO IDEA
2-OLD MAN SUNSHINE
3-IF YOU DON'T LOVE ME
4-THERE'S A RAINBOW 'ROUND MY SHOULDER
5-HAPPY DAYS & LONELY NIGHTS
6-WHERE THE SHY LITTLE VIOLETS GROW
7-SWEETHEARTS ON PARADE
8-ALL BY YOURSELF IN THE MOONLIGHT
9-SWEETHEART OF ALL OF MY DREAMS
10-DOWN AMONG THE SUGAR CANE
11-OH BABY, WHERE CAN YOU BE?