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Rome Johnson
Born:  January 30, 1916
Died:  January 3, 1993
WNOP Newport, KY

About The Artist

Back around summer of 1953, Rome Johnson was doing his singing and guitar playing over radio station WNOP out of Newport, Kentucky between 11:30 and noon every Saturday. He was appearing in person at the "Village Barn" in Covington, Kentucky six nights a week, too.

Rome was a native of the Bluegrass state and his professional career was said to have started at the age of 15.

Among his other radio station stints prior to this were:

  • WXYZ, Detroit
  • WOAI, San Antonio
  • WLW, Cincinnati
  • WLAP, Lexington

Rome also recorded a few tunes for the King label. Among his tunes were "Waltz of the Wind", "Look To The Sea". His current record out at that time was one of his own compositions, "Foolish Me For Loving You".

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup; No. 25; August 1953; American Folk Publications; Derby, CT
  • Portions of Discography Listing courtesy of Hillbilly Reasearcher Team; Tricker, Turner and Sax

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
Abbey
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  15041 A A Stain Upon My Heart
  15041 B Love Flew Out Of The Window When Money Came Thru The Door
 
King
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1077 A Look To The Sea
  1077 B I Was A Fool To Love You
  1098 A My Heart Is An Open Book
  1098 B Foolish Me For Loving You
 
MGM
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  10068 A Someday You'll Thank Me
  10068 B The Waltz Of The Wind
  10130 A Indiana Waltz
  10130 B I Guess I've Been A Sleep (For All These Years)
  10181 A No One Will Ever Know
  10181 B It's Funny Now
  10235 A My Dream Boat Is Drifting
  10235 B There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues
  10314 A Faded Love And Winter Roses
  10314 B What A Diff'rence (Just A Year Can Make)
  10385 A Down In My Neck Of The Woods
  10385 B Rio Grande Valley
  10482 A You Have Changed
  10482 B The Willow And Me
  10810 A Forever And A Day
  10810 B If I Didn't Love You
  11480 A Farther And Farther Apart
  11480 B Midnight Waltz
 
Sims
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  110 A Truck Driver's Blues
  110 B Wild Desire


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