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Johnny Darrell (Born 23rd July, 1940)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:53 am
by john poole
Johnny Darrell, born Eddie Ray White on 23rd July, 1940 (Hopewell, Alabama) [died 7th October, 1997] Country singer who appears to have had the first released version of a number of songs that subsequently became better known from later versions -

Mickey Newbury’s ‘Why You Been So Long’ (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvnyn9Q1sEY
https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/228147

Lowell George’s Willing (1970)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uQLlquHbik
with Clarence White’s lead guitar
https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/104674

‘Green, Green Grass of Home (1965)
https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/103
‘Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town’ (1967)
https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/102705
‘The Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp’ (1967)
https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/40083
‘With Pen in Hand’ (1968)
https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/102711

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obitu ... 94178.html

Re: Johnny Darrell (Born 23rd July, 1940)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:13 am
by uiwangmike
He performed at the Nashville Rooms in Kensington (I think it was the venue's opening night) together with Willie Nelson, Nat Stuckey, and a pick-up band (the Hillsiders, possibly) in 1969. Very good he was, too, as I remember.