Chanteur Country US né Hebert Clayton Penny, le 18 Septembre 1918 à Birmingham (Alabama). Hank Penny a débuté au milieu des années trente. En 1936, Hank fonde les "Radio Cowboys" et enregistre son premier disque en 1938 chez Columbia. Puis il passe chez King (45-50), RCA (50-52) et Decca (54-57). Hank est devenu comédien. Il est décédé le 17 Avril 1992.

While he never achieved the kind of success enjoyed by fellow bandleaders like Bob Wills or Spade Cooley, during the late '40s and early '50s Hank Penny ranked as one of the foremost practitioners of the Western swing sound. Born Herbert Clayton Penny on September 18, 1918, in Birmingham, AL, his father was a disabled coal miner who inspired young Hank with his skills as a guitarist, poet, and magician before his death in 1928. By the age of 15, Penny was performing professionally on local radio; in 1936, he moved to New Orleans, where he first fell under the sway of Western swing pioneers like Wills and Milton Brown. A friendship with steel virtuoso Noel Boggs only served to further his enthusiasm for the swing form.
After a few years with New Orleans' WWL as a solo performer, Penny returned to Birmingham, where he formed the group the Radio Cowboys, which featured guitarist Julian Akins, steel guitarist Sammy Forsmark, tenor banjo player Louis Damont, bassist Carl Stewart, and vocalist, guitarist, and fiddler Sheldon Bennett. In 1938, the group (minus Akins) first entered the studio under the guidance of legendary producer Art Satherly to record numbers like "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" and Penny's own "Flamin' Mamie." After the Radio Cowboys joined the cast of the Atlanta-based program Crossroad Follies, Forsmark left the group, to be replaced by Noel Boggs; at the same time, they also welcomed a new fiddle player by the name of Boudleaux Bryant.
After turning down offers to take over vocal chores for both Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys and the Light Crust Doughboys, Penny moved the group to Nashville in 1939, where they again recorded with Satherley. Shortly after, Boggs left the group to join Jimmy Wakely and was replaced by Eddie Duncan. After recording songs like "Tobacco State Swing" and "Peach Tree Shuffle" in Chicago in mid-1940, the band was forced to dissolve after most of its members were drafted. Penny remained in Chicago working as a disc jockey before assembling a new group for a 1941 session in North Carolina, which generated the songs "Why Did I Cry" and "Lonesome Train Blues."
After signing on with the Cincinnati station WLW's programs Boone Country Jamboree and the Midwestern Hayride, Penny formed a new band called the Plantation Boys, which included Radio Cowboy Carl Stewart on fiddle along with guitarist/bassist Louis Innis, fiddler Zed Tennis, and lead guitarist Roy Langham. In addition to work with the Delmore Brothers, Merle Travis, Bradley Kincaid, and Grandpa Jones, they also backed WLW's pop singer Doris Day. After the departure of Langham, in 1944 the band toured with the USO before Penny traveled to California at the urging of Travis. There, he became enamored with the music of Spade Cooley and met Cooley's onetime manager Foreman Phillips, who offered Penny work as a bandleader. After a brief return to Cincinnati which led to a brief recording date, Penny returned to California to assemble another band which included Boggs; however, when Phillips began ordering Penny how to play, the bandleader balked and the group promptly disbanded.
Soon, he was fronting an all-girl band at a Los Angeles club but was quickly approached by Bobbie Bennett, Cooley's then-manager, to lead one of several groups formed to play at the bookings Cooley and his orchestra were themselves too busy to fulfill. While Tex Ritter led one band and Travis led another, Penny fronted the Painted Post Rangers, which scored a pair of significant chart hits with "Steel Guitar Stomp" and "Get Yourself a Redhead." When the Painted Post Club went bankrupt, he moved to lead the large house band at the Riverside Rancho. In 1946, he joined Slim Duncan's ABC network show Roundup Time as a comedian. After moving first back to Cincinnati and then to Arlington, VA, he returned to California and took a disc jockey position. He also formed yet another new band, the Penny Serenaders, which included guitarist Speedy West as well as accordion player Bud Sievert, fiddler Billy Hill, and bassist Hank Caldwell. Together with club owner Amand Gautier, Penny also opened his own dancehall, which featured Bob Wills on its opening night.
In June 1948, Penny joined Cooley's massively popular television program, where he performed as a comedian best known for his backwoods character "That Plain Ol' Country Boy." A year later, he entered the studio to record a number of songs, among them "Hillbilly Bebop," the first known bop effort cut by a country act, and the 1950 hit "Bloodshot Eyes." After he and Gautier opened another club, the legendary Palomino, he reformed the Penny Serenaders, which included singer Mary Morgan, later known as Jaye P. Morgan. The group issued "Remington Ride" and "Wham Bam! Thank You, Ma'am" before calling it quits and then reforming again, this time with guitarist Billy Strange and steel guitar whiz Joaquin Murphy. In 1952, Penny left Cooley to join Dude Martin's program; after first stealing Martin's wife, singer Sue Thompson, he began hosting his own series, The Hank Penny Show, which was canceled after only seven weeks.
By 1954, Penny had moved to Las Vegas, where he began a seven-year run as a performer at the Golden Nugget Casino, fronting a band which included the likes of Roy Clark. He also continued to record, even cutting a jazz record in 1961. After divorcing Thompson, he also recorded a comedy album before moving to Carson City, NV, in 1970 to begin performing with his protégé, Thom Bresh, the son of Merle Travis. After leaving his band to Bresh, Penny moved to Nashville, where he was in the running for a slot hosting Hee Haw but lost out, ironically enough, to Clark. After a tenure on radio in Wichita, KS, he and fifth wife Shari returned to California in the mid-'70s, and for the most part he retired. Penny died of a heart attack on April 17, 1992

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Leader

Style musical : Western Swing, Traditional Country

WILDCAT MAMA (1946)

bloodshot eyes (1950)

YOU'RE BOUND TO LOOK LIKE A MONKEY (1952)

HADAcilLin Boogie (1952)

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (1956)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

01/1939 78 t. VOCALION VO 04543 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Flamin' Mamie / Sweet Talkin' Mama
02/1939 78 t. VOCALION VO 04640 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Back Up A Little Bit / I've Got The Right Key Baby

04/1939 78 t. VOCALION VO 04741 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - She's Just That Kind / Cheatin' On You Baby
06/1939 78 t. VOCALION VO 04826 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Blue Melody / Mama's Getting Young
07/1939 78 t. VOCALION VO 04922 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Hesitation Blues / They're All Just The Same To Me
08/1939 78 t. VOCALION VO 05026 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Mississippi Muddle / I Want My Rib
09/1939 78 t. VOCALION VO 05067 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' / Yankee Doodle
10/1939 78 t. VOCALION VO 05148 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Tonight You Belong To Me / The Last Goodbye
11/1939 78 t. VOCALION VO 05215 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - You're So Different / All night And All Day Long
12/1939 78 t. VOCALION VO 05270 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Black Eyed Susie / Take It Slow And Easy
01/1940 78 t. VOCALION VO 05321 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - I Told Them All About You / Red Hot Papa
02/1940 78 t. VOCALION VO 05380 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - I Like Molasses / Hot Time Mama
02/1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9332 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' / Yankee Doodle

03/1940 78 t. VOCALION VO 05438 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Cowboy's Swing / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
06/1940 78 t. OKEH 05654 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Just A Message / Oh Yes? Take Another Guess
08/1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9391 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Red Hot Papa / I Told Them All About You (reissue)

08/1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9392 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Cowboy's Swing / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon - (reissue)

08/1940 78 t. OKEH 05724 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Steel Guitar Hula / Peach Tree Shuffle
09/1940 78 t. OKEH 05797 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Hawaiian Honeymoon / Tobacco State Swing
10/1940 78 t. OKEH 05844 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Rose's Sister / Just Forget
01/1941 78 t. OKEH 05957 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - I Don't Love Anybody But You / Looking For Somebody To Love
02/1941 78 t. OKEH 06004 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Just For Old Time's Sake / One Of Us Was Wrong
05/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9708 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Just Forget / Say Mister! Have You Met Rosie's Sister - (reissue)

05/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9709 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Hawaiian Honeymoon / Tobacco State Swing - (reissue)

05/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9710 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Steel Guitar Hula / Peach Tree Shuffle - (reissue)

05/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9711 (US)

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - The Last Goodbye / Tonight You Belong To Me - (reissue)

10/1941 78 t. OKEH 06426 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Army Blues / Off To Honululu
11/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9844 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Why Did I Cry? / Lonesome Train Blues

11/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9845 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Somebody / Army Blues

11/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9846 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Blue Ridge Blues / Standin' 'Neath The Old Pine Tree

11/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9847 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Off To Honolulu / Midnight Blues

12/1941 78 t. OKEH 06522 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Somebody / Lonesome Train Blues - (reissue)
1945 78 t. KING 507 (US) . Tearstains On Your Letter / Last Night
1945 78 t. KING 512 (US) . Talkin' 'bout You / Hope You're Satisfied
1945 78 t. KING 519 (US) . When You Cry, You Cry Alone / I'm Singing The Blues
01/1946 78 t. KING 521 (US) . Bless Your Heart, Little Girl / If Only You 'd Be True
04/1946 78 t. KING 528 (US) . I'm Counting The Days / Steel Guitar Stomp
05/1946 78 t. KING 534 (US) . Flamin' Mamie / I Just Can't Understand
07/1946 78 t. KING 540 (US) . Get Your Self A Red Head / Missouri
08/1946 78 t. KING 551 (US) . These Wild, Wild Women / Time Will Tell
10/1946 78 t. KING 581 (US) . Hank PENNY & Merle TRAVIS - Texas In My Soul / Merle's Buck Dance
12/1946 78 t. KING 597 (US) . Here Today, Gone Tomorrow / Wildcat Mama
02/1947 78 t. KING 606 (US) . Open The Door, Richard / The Freckle Song
1947 78 t. KING 606 (US) .

The Freckle Song / Let Me Play With Your Poodle (alternate coupling / small release)

05/1947 78 t. KING 614 (US) . The Sreckle Song / Let Me Play With Your Poodle
06/1947 78 t. KING 621 (US) . Locked Out / Penny Blows His Top
08/1947 78 t. KING 639 (US) . Steel Guitar Polka / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37666 (US) .

Lonesome Train Blues / Why Did I Cry - (reissue)

07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37733 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Cheatin' On Your Baby / She's Just That Kind - (reissue)

08/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37740 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Red Hot Papa / I Told Them All About You - (reissue)

08/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37750 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Peach Tree Shuffle / Steel Guitar Hula  - (reissue)

12/1947 78 t. KING 672 (US) . I'm Not Surprised / I'm Gonna Change Things - (reissue)
03/1998 78 t. KING 698 (US) . Hillbilly Jump / Kentucky
04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20265 (US) . Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Lonesome Train Blues / Why Did I Cry - (reissue)
04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20310 / 37733 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Cheatin' On Your Baby / She's Just That Kind - (reissue)

04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20317 / 37740 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Red Hot Papa / I Told Them All About You - (reissue)

04/1998 78 t. COLUMBIA 20327 / 37750 (US) .

Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys - Peach Tree Shuffle / Steel Guitar Hula - (reissue)

05/1948 78 t. KING 711 (US) . Why Didn't I Think Of That / Politics
08/1948 78 t. KING 727 (US) . Wouldn't It Be "Pun" / Big Fat Papa
01/1949 78 t. KING 748 (US) . Someone Moved The Ladder / I'm Wasting My Time
01/1949 SP KING 45-748 (US) . Someone Moved The Ladder / I'm Wasting My Time
04/1949 78 t. KING 770 (US) . One Heart, One Love, One Life / Red Hot Mama & Ice Cold Papa
04/1949 SP KING 45-770 (US) . One Heart, One Love, One Life / Red Hot Mama & Ice Cold Papa
08/1949 78 t. KING 795 (US) . Sweet Talkin' Mama / Hillbilly Be Bop
08/1949 SP KING 45-795 (US) . Sweet Talkin' Mama / Hillbilly Be Bop
10/1949 78 t. KING 813 (US) . We Met Too Late / My Inlaws Made An Outlaw Outta Me
10/1949 SP KING 45-813 (US) . We Met Too Late / My Inlaws Made An Outlaw Outta Me
01/1950 78 t. KING 828 (US) .

I Was Satisfied / Bloodshot Eyes

01/1950 SP KING 45-828 (US) . I Was Satisfied / Bloodshot Eyes
02/1950 78 t. KING 842 (US) . Got The Louisiana Blues / Now Ain't You Glad, Dear
02/1950 SP KING 45-842 (US) . Got The Louisiana Blues / Now Ain't You Glad, Dear
07/1950 78 t. KING 869 (US) . Wham ! Bam ! Thank You, Ma'am / Jersey Bounce
07/1950 SP KING 45-869 . Wham ! Bam ! Thank You, Ma'am / Jersey Bounce
10/1950 78 t. KING 891 (US) . Tin Pan Polka / What You've Got
10/1950 SP KING 45-891 (US) .

Tin Pan Polka / What You've Got

12/1950 78 t. KING 902 (US) . I'm Gonna Have My Picture Took / Remington Ride
12/1950 SP KING 45-902 (US) . I'm Gonna Have My Picture Took / Remington Ride
12/1950 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0406 (US) . Hank Penny & His California Cowhands - 'tater Pie / Just For Hold Time's Sake
12/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0406 (US) . Hank Penny & His California Cowhands - 'tater Pie / Just For Hold Time's Sake
02/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0436 (US) . Hank Penny & His California Cowhands - A Bad Penny Always Returns / No Muss-No Fuss-No Brother
02/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0436 (US) . Hank Penny & His California Cowhands - A Bad Penny Always Returns / No Muss-No Fuss-No Brother
03/1951 78 t. KING 924 (US) . Tell Me All About Georgia / The Solitary Blues
03/1951 SP KING 45-924 (US) . Tell Me All About Georgia / The Solitary Blues
05/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR21-0466 (US) . Hank Penny & His California Cowhands - What She's Got Is Mine / Hold The Phone
05/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 45-0466 (US) . Hank Penny & His California Cowhands - What She's Got Is Mine / Hold The Phone
06/1951 78 t. KING 941 (US) .

Riding On An Old Ferns Wheel (with Jay P. Morgan) / Guess We Took Your Place

06/1951 SP KING 45-941 (US) . Riding On An Old Ferns Wheel (with Jay P. Morgan) / Guess We Took Your Place
08/1951 78 t. KING 957 (US) . You're So Different / You Better Save It For A Rainy Day
08/1951 SP KING 45-957 (US) . You're So Different / You Better Save It For A Rainy Day
08/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-0501 (US) . Hank Penny & His California Cowhands - Catch 'em Young Treat 'em Rough, Tell 'em Nothin' / I Like Molasses
08/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0501 (US) . Hank Penny & His California Cowhands - Catch 'em Young Treat 'em Rough, Tell 'em Nothin' / I Like Molasses
11/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4363 (US) . Hank Penny & His California Cowhands - White Shotguns / I Want My Rib
11/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4363 (US) . Hank Penny & His California Cowhands - White Shotguns / I Want My Rib
12/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4414 (US) . My Little Red Wagon / The Mink On Her Back
12/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4414 (US) . My Little Red Wagon / The Mink On Her Back
12/1951 78 t. KING 1020 (US) .

Alabama Jubilee / Back Up A Little Bit

12/1951 SP KING 45-1020 (US) . Alabama Jubilee / Back Up A Little Bit
01/1952 78 t. KING 1021 (US) . Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Back Up A Little Bit / Steel Guitar Polka
01/1952 SP KING 45-1021 (US) . Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Back Up A Little Bit / Steel Guitar Polka
03/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4633 (US) . You're Bound To Look Like A Monkey / Taxes, Taxes
03/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4633 (US) . You're Bound To Look Like A Monkey / Taxes, Taxes
08/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4862 (US) . Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy - If I Can't Wear The Pants / Hadacillin Boogie
08/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4862 (US) . Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy - If I Can't Wear The Pants / Hadacillin Boogie
08/1952 78 t. KING 1090 (US) . Back Up A Little Bit / Don't You Know It's Wrong
08/1952 SP KING 45-1090 (US) . Back Up A Little Bit / Don't You Know It's Wrong
11/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5023 (US) . Makin' Love Tennessee Style (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy with Jaye P. Morgan) / Sweet Mama Put Him In Low (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy)
11/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5023 (US) . Makin' Love Tennessee Style (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy with  Jaye P. Morgan) / Sweet Mama Put Him In Low (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy)
12/1952 78 t. KING 1122 (US) . I Ow Down Woman Blues / Two Timin' Mama
12/1952 SP KING 45-1122 (US) . I Ow Down Woman Blues / Two Timin' Mama
01/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5150 (US) . That's My Weakness Now (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy with Jaye P. Morgan) / I Want To live A Little (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy)
01/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5150 (US) . That's My Weakness Now (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy with Jaye P. Morgan) / I Want To live A Little (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy)
04/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5283 (US) . You Can't Pull The Wool Over My Eyes (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy) / Fan It (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy with Jaye P. Morgan)
04/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5283 (US) . You Can't Pull The Wool Over My Eyes (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy) / Fan It (Hank Penny - Plain Ol´ Country Boy with Jaye P. Morgan)
10/1954 78 t. DECCA 29314 (US) . Walkin' In The Snow (Sue THOMPSON & Hank PENNY) / Come A Little Bit Closer (Hank PENNY & Sue THOMPSON)
10/1954 SP DECCA 9-29314 (US) . Walkin' In The Snow  (Sue THOMPSON & Hank PENNY) / Come A Little Bit Closer (Hank PENNY & Sue THOMPSON)
1954 EP KING EP-253 (US)

Freckle Song / Bloodshot Eyes / Let Me Play With Your Poodle / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon

1954 EP KING EP-291 (US)

Swing Billies - Western Swing For Dancers Only - Vol 1 : Steel Guitar Stomp / Tuxedo Junction / + 2 tracks by other artists

1954 EP KING EP-292 (US)

Swing Billies - Western Swing For Dancers Only - Vol 2 - Twin Guitar Polka (Ocla Stockard) / Jersey Bounce (Hank PENNY) / Hora Sta Cotton Picker (Paul HOWARD) / Linville Schottische (Fiddlin' Linvilles)

1954 EP KING EP-293 (US)

Swing Billies - Western Swing For Dancers Only - Vol 3 : Over The Waves (Moon Mullican) / Steel Guitar Polka (Hank PENNY) / Cowtown Boogie (Ocie Stockard) / Boogie Woogie Now (Hank PENNY)

1954 EP KING EP-294 (US)

Swing Billies - Western Swing For Dancers Only - Vol 4 : Hillbilly Bebop / + 3 tracks by other artists

1954 EP KING EP-295 (US)

Swing Billies - Western Swing For Dancers Only - Vol 5 : Hillbilly Jump / Remington Ride / + 2 tracks by other artists

07/1955 78 t. DECCA 29559 (US) . Hank PENNY & Billy BROWN - High Heels But No Soul / Drunk, Drunk Again
07/1955 SP DECCA 9-29559 (US) . Hank PENNY & Billy BROWN - High Heels But No Soul / Drunk, Drunk Again
07/1955 78 t. DECCA 29560 (US) . I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind / When They Ask About You
07/1955 SP DECCA 9-29560 (US) . I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind / When They Ask About You
07/1955 78 t. DECCA 29597 (US) . Bloodshot Eyes / Letter From Home
071955 SP DECCA 9-29597 (US) . Bloodshot Eyes / Letter From Home
08/1955 78 t. KING 45-1500 (US) . Bloodshot Eyes / Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
08/1955 SP KING 45-1500 (US) .

Bloodshot Eyes / Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am

05/1956 78 t. DECCA 29926 (US) . Rock Of Gibraltar / Southern Fried Chicken
05/1956 SP DECCA 9-29926 (US) . Rock Of Gibraltar / Southern Fried Chicken
01/1957 SP DECCA 9-30179 (US) . Wham ! Bam ! Thank You Ma'am ! / Texas Never Would'a Made It
05/1957 SP DECCA 9-30313 (US) . Hank Penny & His Orchestra - Big Footed Sam / The Cricket Song
09/1957 SP DECCA 9-30435 (US) . Hank PENNY & Sue THOMPSON - Walkin' To Missouri / Red Hot Henrietta Brown
12/1957 SP DECCA 9-30531 (US) . Hank Penny & His Orchestra - Fool's Lament / A Night At The Copa
1969 SP WASP WR 117 (US) .

That Same Old Feeling / Letter From Home

06/1970 SP WASP WR 126 (US) .

THE INCOMPARABLE HANK PENNY - The Strong Black Man / Little Red Wagon

1973 SP STARDAY 45-8030 (US) .

Freckle Song / Bloodshot Eyes - (reissue)












Albums

1959 LP 12" AUDIO LAB AL-1508 (US) HANK PENNY SINGS - Bloodshot Eyes / I Was Satisfied/Tell Me About Georgia / Time Will Tell / Flamin' Mamie / We Met Too Late / Wham Bam! Thank You Ma'am / Hillbilly Be-Bop / One Heart, One Love, One Life / Steel Guitar Polka / Remington Ride / I'm Gonna Have My Picture Book
1961 LP 12" NRC LPA-7 (US)

It's War Again! (Jazz War, That Is) - Hank Penny & The Lincoln Penny ORCHESTRA - Dixie / Little Rock Getaway / Is It True What They Say About Dixie / Memphis Blues / Darkness On The Delta / My Old Kentucky Home / Yankee Doodle Dandy / Chicago / Lullabye Of Broadway / Autumn In New York / Moonlight In Vermont / Jersey Bounce

1966 LP 12" PEN-SOUND HP-100 (US) THE HANK PENNY SHOW ON STAGE - WITH : SHARI BAYNE - TOM BRESH - FRANK MAIO - Little Red Wagon / Wheels / Que Sera / Chloe / Make The World / Mame / Dented Fender / Indian Love Call / Tom's Medley / Body And Soul / San Francisco
1980 LP 12" CASTLE LP 8010 (GER)

Country and Western Memories - Vol.4 - Hold The Phone (#1) / Kiss Me Honey (But Take Your Time) / Wang Wang Blues / Rabbits Don't Ever Get Married / The Penny Opus No. 1 / No Muss, No Fuss, No Bother / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Progressive Country Music For A Hollywood Flapper/ Don't Start Breathing Down My Neck / Mister And Mississippi / Missouri / Hold The Phone (#2)

09/1981 LP 12" Rambler LP-103 (US) Tobacco State Swing - HANK PENNY & HIS RADIO COWBOYS - Back Up A Little Bit / Tobacco State Swing / Mama's Getting Young / Lonesome Train Blues / Hot Time Mama / Hawaiian Honeymoon / Say Mister Have You Seen Rose's Sister / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Cowboy's Swing / Sweet Talkin' Mama / Hesitation Blues / All Night And All Day Long / Oh Yes Take Another Guess / Blue Ridge Blues
1983 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15102 (GER) ROMPIN', STOMPIN', SINGIN', SWINGIN' - Catch 'em Young, Treat 'em Rough, Tell 'em Nothin' / What She's Got Is Mine / White Shotguns / I Like Molasses / I Want My Rib / Hold The Phone / No Muss, No Fuss, No Bother / Taxes, Taxes / You're Bound To Look Like A Monkey / My Little Red Wagon / Hadacillin Boogie / Fan It / You Can't Pull The Wool Over My Eyes / That's My Weakness Now / The Mink On Her Back / You Played On My Piano
1985 LP 12' Cowgirboy LP-5005 (GER)

Country and Western Memory Lane - Vol. 1 - Crazy Rhythm / White Shotguns / You're Bound To Look Like A Monkey (When You Grow Old) / You're So Different / We Met Too Late / Alabama Jubilee / I Want My Rib / Peroxide Blond / Ship Of Broken Dreams / Things Are Gettin' Rough All Over / Big-Footed Sam / Waiting Just For You / I Like The Wide Open Spaces / Flamin' Mamie / Cross Your Heart / I'm Not In Love, Just Involved

1994 LP 12' Cowgirboy LP-5125 (GER)

Penny Blows His Top - Now Ain't You Glad Dear / What've You Got / Tin Pan Polka / The Solidary Blues / Two Timin' Mama / Low Down Woman Blues / Penny Blows His Top (#1) / I Told Them All About You / Steel Guitar Stomp / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Jersey Bounce / Red Hot Papa / Tuxedo Junction / Got The Louisiana Blues / Hillbilly Jump / Locked Out

1996 CD The Hound TRG-505109 (UK)

Red Hot Papa - Steel Guitar Stomp / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Locked Out / Hillbilly Jump / I Told Them All About You / Red Hot Papa / Now Ain't You Glad / Louisiana Blues / Jersey Bounce / What You've Got / Tin Pan Polka / Tuxedo Junction / Whit Shotguns / I Want My Rib / Bloodshot Eyes / What She's Got Is Mine / Hold The Phone / Catch ‘em Young, Treat ‘em Rough, Tell ‘em Nothin’ / I Like Molasses / (Won’t You Ride In ) My Little Red Wagon (RCA) / The Mink On Her Back / Taxes, Taxes / You're Bound To Look Like A Monkey / Hadacillin Boogie / That's My Weakness Now (with Jay P. Morgan) / Fan It (with Jay P. Morgan) / You Can't Pull The Wool Over My Eyes / Bloodshot Eyes

1998 CD Hillbilly Researcher HBR CD 001 (UK)

Hillbilly Be-Bop - Talkin' 'bout You / Steel Guitar Stomp / When You Cry, You Cry Alone / I'm Counting The Days / Now Ain't You Glad Dear / Two Timin' Mama / Time Will Tell / These Wild Wild Women / I'm Gonna Change Things / Get Yourself A Red Head / Low Down Woman Blues / Texas In My Soul Tuxedo / Red Hot Mama (And Ice Cold Papa) / Back Up A Little / Why Didn't I Think Of That / Got The Louisiana Blues / Sweet Talkin' Mama / One Heart, One Love, One Life / You Better Save It For A Rainy Day / Big Fat Papa / I Was Satisfied / What've You Got / Wham! Bam! Thank You Ma'am / The Solitary Blues / Tuxedo Junction / You're So Different

05/1999 CD Krazy Kat KK CD 25 (UK)

Hollywood Western Swing - The Best Of Hank Penny - 1944-47 - Back Up A Little Bit / Sweet Talkin' Mama / When You Cry, You Cry Alone / Texas In My Soul / Hillbilly Jump / Big Fat Papa / I'm Gonna Change Things / Time Will Tell / Wildcat Mama / Steel Guitar Stomp / Hope You're Satisfied / Talkin' 'bout You / Tearstains On Your Letter (alternate take) / Last Night (remake) / Low Down Woman Blues / Why Didn't I Think Of That / My Inlaws Made An Outlaw Of Me / Red Hot Mama And Ice Cold Papa / Boogie Woogie Now (alternate take) / Penny Blows His Top / Missouri / Now Ain't You Glad Dear / I'm Singing The Blues / Get Yorself A Red Head / I'm Counting The Days / You Better Save It For A Rainy Day

19?? LP 12" Pen-Sound ? (US) The Hank Penny Show - Little Red Wagon / Wheels / Que Sera / Chloe / Make The World / Mame / Dented Fender / Indian Love Call / Tom's Medley / Body And Soul / San Francisco
07/2000 CD Bloodshot BS 806 (US)

Crazy Rhythm - The Standard Transcriptions - Kiss Me Honey (But Take Your Time) / Wang Wang Blues / Rabbits Don't Ever Get Married / The Penny Opus No. 1 / Hold The Phone / No Fuss, No Muss, No Bother / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Progressive Country Music For A Hollywood Flapper / Don't Start Breathing Down My Neck / Mister And Mississippi / I'm Waiting Just For You / I Like The Wide Open Spaces / Flamin' Mamie / Cross Your Heart / I'm Not In Love (Just Involved) / Taxes, Taxes / Peroxide Blond / Ship Of Broken Dreams / Things Are Gettin' Rough All Over / Big Footed Sam / That Mink On Her Back -- Catch 'em Young, Treat 'em Rough, And Tell 'em Nothin' / Crazy Rhythm / White Shotguns / You're Bound To Look Like A Monkey / You're So Different / We Met Too Late / Alabama Jubilee / I Want My Rib / September Song

10/2000 CD Jasmine JASMCD-3520 (UK)

The Penny Opus #1 - HANK PENNY & HIS CALIFORNIA COWHANDS - Don’t Start Breathing Down My Neck / Big Footed Sam From Birmingham / I Want My Rib / You’re Bound To Look Like A Monkey (When You Grow Old) / Ship Of Broken Dreams / Penny Opus # 1 / Crazy Rhythm / Alabama Jubilee / Flamin’ Mamie / Things Are Getting Rough All Over / Rabbits Don’t Ever Get Married / Mister And Mississippi / Progressive Country Music For A Hollywood Flapper / We Met Too Late / I’m Not In Love (Just Involved) / Hold The Phone / White Shotguns / Kiss Me Honey (But Take Your Time) / No Muss, No Fuss, No Bother / Wang Wang Blues / Won’t You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Peroxide Blond

11/2001 CD Westside WESA 914 (UK)

Hillbilly Bebop - THE KING ANTHOLOGY 1944-1950 - Last Night [original version] / Two Timin' Mama /-  Merle's Buck Dance / (Won't You Ride In) My Little Red Wagon / Guess Who Took Your Place / My Life Is No Bed Of Roses / Freckle Song / Locked Out / Someone Moved The Ladder [alt] / Someone Moved The Ladder / Kentucky / Politics / Bloodshot Eyes / I Was Satisfied / Hillbilly Be-Bop [alt] / Hillbilly Be-Bop / Wham! Bam! Thank You Ma'am / Solitary Blues / Jersey Bounce / Jersey Bounce [t.2] / Shivers; Tell Me All About Georgia;Tuxedo Junction / You're So Different / What've You Got / Remington Ride / Alabama Jubilee [alt.] / Alabama Jubilee

08/2003 2 CD Proper PVCD134 (UK)

King Of The Hillbilly Bebop :
CD 1 : Sweet Talkin' Mama; Back Up A Little Bit / Cowboy's Swing / Mama's Getting Younger / Hesitation Blues / Hot Time Mama / All Night And All Day Long / It Ain't Gonna Rain No More / Mississippi Muddle / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Red Hot Papa / (Say Mister Have You Met) Rosie's Sister / Oh Yes? Take Another Guess / Hawaiian Honeymoon / Peach Tree Shuffle / Tobacco State Swing / Blue Ridge Blues / Lonesome Train Blues / Hope You're Satisfied / Talkin' 'bout You / Steel Guitar Stomp / When You Cry You Cry Alone / Now Ain't You Glad Dear / Two Timin' Mama / Guess Who Took Your Place
CD 2 : Get Yourself A Red Head / Low Down Woman Blues / Penny Blows His Top / Texas In My Soul / My Inlaws Made An Outlaw Outta Me / What You've Got / Hillbilly Jump / Got The Louisiana Blues / Alabama Jubilee / Hillbilly Be-Bop / Bloodshot Eyes / Wham! Bam! Thank You Ma'am / Tell Me All About Georgia / Jersey Bounce / Remington Ride / Taxes Taxes / No Muss-No Fuss-No Bother / Hold The Phone / White Shotguns / Catch 'em Young, Treat 'em Rough, Tell 'em Nothin' / I Like Molasses / I Want My Rib / You're Bound To Look Like A Monkey / The Mink On Her Back / Hadacillin Boogie

07/2004 CD Krazy Kat KK-CD 31 (UK)

Flamin' Mamie 1938-1941 - Army Blues / Black Eyed Susie / Blue Melody / Cheatin' On You Baby / Flamin' Mamie / I Don't Love Anybody But You / I Hate To Lose You / I Told Them All About You / I've Got The Right Key Baby / Just A Message / Just For Old Time's Sake / Just Forget / Looking For Someone To Love / Midnight Blues / Off To Honolulu / One Of Us Was Wrong / She's Just That Kind / Somebody / Standing 'neath The Old Pine Tree / Steel Guitar Hula / Take It Slow And Easy / The Last Goodbye / They're All Just The Same To Me / Tonight You Belong To Me / Walking Home From An Old Country School / Why Did I Cry / Yankee Doodle / You're So Different

08/2005 CD National Recording Corporation ‎CD-7 (US) It's War Again - Hank Penny & The Lincoln Penny ORCHESTRA - Dixie / Darkness On The Delta / Old Kentucky Home / Little Rock Getaway / Is It True What They Say About Dixie / Memphis Blues / Yankee Doodle Dandy / Lullaby Of Broadway / Moonlight In Vermont / Chicago / Autumn In New York / Jersey Bounce
2013 CD BACM CD D 437 (UK)

A Bad Penny Always Returns - Say Mister! Have You Met Rosie’s Sister? / I’m Wasting My Time / Here Today And Gone Tomorrow / I’m Not Surprised / Open The Door Richard / One Heart, One Love, One Life / You Better Save It For A Rainy Day / Ridin’ On The Old Ferris Wheel / I’m Gonna Have My Picture Took / A Bad Penny Aways Returns / You Played On My Piano / Makin’ Love Tennessee Style / Sweet Mama Put Him In Low / If I Can’t Wear The Pants / I Want To Live A Little / I Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind / When They Ask About You / A Letter From Home / Southern Fried Chicken / Rock Of Gibraltar / Texas Never Would Have Made It Without Old Tennessee / A Night At The Copa / Fool’s Lament

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