Article successfully added.

Betty Johnson Betty's Hits, Vol.2 (CD)

$16.47 *

* incl. VAT / plus shipping costs

Ready to ship today,
delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

  • CDBJ1227
  • 0.1
​(Bliss Tavern) 15 tracks more

Betty Johnson: Betty's Hits, Vol.2 (CD)

​(Bliss Tavern) 15 tracks

Article properties: Betty Johnson: Betty's Hits, Vol.2 (CD)

  • Interpret: Betty Johnson

  • Album titlle: Betty's Hits, Vol.2 (CD)

  • Year of publication 2001
  • Genre Pop

  • Label JOHNSON

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0769386122729

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Johnson, Betty - Betty's Hits, Vol.2 (CD) CD 1
01 Dream Betty Johnson
02 Suddenly Betty Johnson
03 I Get The Blues When It Rains Betty Johnson
04 Red Sails In The Sunset Betty Johnson
05 Out Of This World Betty Johnson
06 Once In A While Betty Johnson
07 I'm Beginning To Wonder Betty Johnson
08 I'll Follow You Betty Johnson
09 I Need You Know Betty Johnson
10 How Little We Know Betty Johnson
11 Give Me Something I Can Dream About Betty Johnson
12 Don't You Remember Me Betty Johnson
13 There Will Never Be Another You Betty Johnson
14 Dancing In The Dark Betty Johnson
15 The Song You Heard When You Fell In Love Betty Johnson
Betty Johnson I'll Wait Betty Johnson is a music business survivor. It was a tossup... more
"Betty Johnson"

Betty Johnson

I'll Wait

Betty Johnson is a music business survivor. It was a tossup whether to include her among The Hillbillies part of this collection (BCD 17350; 17406) or here. She has impressive credentials for both categories. Born in North Carolina in 1929, Betty began her music business career singing traditional country music while touring with her family. Her brother Kenneth, later to become an ordained minister, documented the hard-scrabble life of the Johnson Family Singers, as their itinerant father / preacher took his family on the road literally to sing for their supper. A surprisingly rich legacy of the Johnson Family Singers recordings from the 1930s – ‘50s remains available.

Betty's career made an abrupt turn after she became the regular 'girl singer' on Don McNeill's Breakfast Club, an early 1950s American radio institution, followed by regular appearances between 1957-1962 on the Tonight TV show hosted by Jack Paar (Johnny Carson's predecessor). All in all, Betty's pop stylings were heard in millions of American homes. A wealth of biographical and musical detail can be found on her website www.betty-johnson.com.

When the rock 'n' roll tornado blew through town, it made sense for Betty to take a shot at it. Plainly, she wasn't going to record Fujiyama Mama, but rock 'n' roll had its ballad side too, and sometimes they remade oldies. Those were niches where Betty could fit in. The emotional I'll Wait appeared as the premier release on the Chicago-based Bally label in early 1956.

"I didn't have much to say about the material I recorded back then," recalls Betty, who still performs today. "I'll Wait' wasn't really my style but it was the flavor of the month so we did it."

The review in 'Billboard' seemed to share Betty's sentiment. "Bally's first platter spotlights ex-Victor thrush Betty Johnson (in a style switch) shouting out an effective bluesy ballad with strong emotional impact and an insistent R&B-styled beat."

Bally Records, by the way, was a short-lived attempt by the company to expand from the jukebox and pinball machine business into recorded music. The attempt proved futile and after two years and 47 releases Bally was back catering to pinball wizards.

I'll Wait, which received some attention in the northeast, including spins by WINS DJ Alan Freed, made it to the bottom reaches (#94) of the 'Billboard' chart before disappearing. But Betty (and Bally) weren't through, as Volume 4 of 'They Tried To Rock: The Popsters'reveals. 

Various The Popsters - They Tried To Rock Vol.3
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.com/various-the-popsters-they-tried-to-rock-vol.3.html
Copyright © Bear Family Records

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "Betty's Hits, Vol.2 (CD)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.
Please enter the digits and letters in the following text field.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von Betty Johnson
I Dreamed - If It's Wrong To Love You (7inch, 45rpm) Betty Johnson: I Dreamed - If It's Wrong To Love You (7inch,... Art-Nr.: 45BALLY1020

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$10.96 *
Little White Lies - 1492 (7inch, 45rpm) Betty Johnson: Little White Lies - 1492 (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45BALLY1033

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$10.96 *
In The Garden (CD) Betty Johnson: In The Garden (CD) Art-Nr.: CD122323

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$21.98 *
The Autobiography (PB) Chuck Berry: The Autobiography (PB) Art-Nr.: BOOK02001

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$44.31 $55.39
Johnny Cash & Patrick Carr: Autobiographie PB Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash & Patrick Carr: Autobiographie PB Art-Nr.: 0003090

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$5.49 $16.58
The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation (PB) by Andrew Sandoval The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop... Art-Nr.: 0013038

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$77.57
Pictures Of Elvis Presley And Other Great Names In Entertainment - Scrapbook (c.Tucker - Williams 1981) Elvis Presley: Pictures Of Elvis Presley And Other Great Names... Art-Nr.: 0016118

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.03
The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley by David Adler Elvis Presley: The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley by David... Art-Nr.: 0016133

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$22.12 $33.21