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Johnny Ragsdale
and the Sundowners
Born:  June 12, 1928
Died:  September 25, 1984
KNUZ Houston, TX

About The Artist

Johnny got involved in music when he was young and kept at it even while he was in the Navy. In 1952, he signed a recording contract with the Columbia record label. He had a band called the "Sundowners". Johnny was appearing weekly over radio station KNUZ in Houston and often appeared on the local television shows on KPRC in Houston, too.

Johnny Ragsdale also did a few guest appearances on the big southwest jamboree radio shows - the "Big D Jamboree" up Dallas way and the local "Houston Jamboree".

His 'new' recording back then was "Stand-In Sweetheart" with "Someone Parted Our Love In The Middle" on the other side.

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 39 (February 1955); American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  21123 A The Engineer's Song
  21123 B Calamity Jane
  21163 A Come Right In And Set A Spell
  21163 B Wrong Side Of The Fence
  21232 A Blue Memories
  21232 B Ten Thousand Cows
  21346 A I'm Taking My Marbles Home
  21346 B The Words I Didn't Say
  21422 A Someone Parted Our Love In The Middle
  21422 B Stand In Sweetheart