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Johnny Mathis
Born:  September 28, 1933
Died:  September 27, 2011
KWKH Louisiana Hayride

About The Artist

Johnny Mathis was a native of Texas and sometimes called "The Personality Kid". He appeared on such shows as the Big D Jamboree in Dallas, Texas, the Liberty Jamboree, the EZ HOedown in New Orleans, Louisiana and by 1952, the KWKH Louisiana Hayride show.

On KWKH, he had a daily show that was on at 6:30am.

Johnny was often called "Country" Johnny Mathis, perhaps to distinguish him from the famous pop singer of the same name. He was a native of Maude, Texas. By 1952, he had got his first recording contract, but they didn't mention which label. He recorded at one time on the "D" record label.

Johnny was a bit of a songwriter, penning such tunes as:

  • Suspense
  • Love Fever
  • You're Just Imagination

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 23; November 1952; American Folk Publications; Derby, CT

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
Chess
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1575 A I've Been Known To Cry
  1575 B Lonely Night
 
Columbia
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  41043 B You're My Baby w/Johnny Horton
  41043 B Other Side by Johnny Horton
 
D
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1027 A I've Been Known To Cry
  1027 B Lonely Night
  1054 A Since I Said Goodbye To Love
  1054 B From A Kiss To The Blues
  1078 A I Don'T Know How I Can Live
  1078 B Run Please Run
  1119 A Come On In
  1119 B The Chances are
  1130 A Caryl Chessman
  1130 B Tears And Gold
  1152 A When I Came Thru Town
  1152 B Only Time Will Tell
 
Little Darling
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  009 A Something In Your World
  009 B Black Sheep
  015 A I Could Never Forget Your Love
  015 B Sugar Thief
  037 A No Place To Go
  037 B Heart Needs A Home
  051 A Take Your Heart And Go
  051 B A Big Ole Heart Full Of Love
  056 A I'Ll Cry When I Call Your Name
  056 B I'll Cry When I Call
  067 A Bring Back My Life
  067 B Sweet Rita
  Unknown A Song Title Not Known
  Unknown B Come Home To My Heart
 
Mercury
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  71273 A Harbor Of Love
  71273 B One Life
 
Star Talent
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  738 A Tell Me Why
  738 B Before You Call
 
United Artists
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  396 A Wouldn't That Be Something
  396 B Thinking Too Far Behind
  460 A I'm Still In Love With Kay
  460 B Every Road Must Have A Turn
  536 A Let's Go Home
  536 B Please Talk To My Heart
  633 A Love Gone Wrong
  633 B If I Could Keep You Off My Mind
  697 A Was It You
  697 B Little Girl
  Unknown A Lonely Night
  Unknown B I've Been Known To Cry
 
Sparton
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  763 A Since I Said Goodbye To Love
  763 B From A Kiss To The Blues
 
Lodema
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  LR103 A Country Music Keeps On Growing
  LR103 B Everywhere I Go
 
Stonegate
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  2603 A Make Me One More Memory
  2603 B Tell Me How A Winner Feels
 
World
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  105 A Song Title Not Known
  105 B Smile God Loves You
  Unknown A Mama Take A Bow
  Unknown B Song Title Not Known
 
Hilltop
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  3008 A Welcome Home
  3008 B My Carolina Sunshine Girl
 
J-B
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1500 A Contented
  1500 B Me For You And You For Me
  1502 A My Heart Lights Up
  1502 B Dream World
 
Mercury / Starday
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  71202 A Moonlight Magic
  71202 B You Don't Care


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