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The Penny Opus #1

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The Penny Opus #1 is completely overshadowed by Bloodshot Revival's collection of Hank Penny's complete Standard transcriptions, Crazy Rhythm: The Standard Transcriptions, which has all 22 of these tracks plus eight others. That alone makes The Penny Opus #1 -- with its inferior packaging, notes, and sound quality -- thoroughly redundant, although it at least costs a few dollars less. Penny's duet with a young Jaye P. Morgan on the Arthur Godfrey hit "I Like the Wide Open Spaces" and his cover of the Bill Davis Trio's "Catch 'Em Young, Treat 'Em Rough, and Tell 'Em Nothing" were omitted, both of which are well worth hearing. As for the performances that do appear, Penny leads his hot Western swing band through a program of novelties in the vein of Tex Williams. Penny could match Williams' talking blues style, but usually sang. A couple of instrumentals, including the intriguingly titled "Progressive Country Music for a Hollywood Flapper," showcase the talented supporting players. These transcriptions were made in 1951, but Penny didn't re-record his King hits from a couple of years earlier; those can be found on the Westside anthology Hillbilly Bebop. ~ Greg Adams
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Alabama Jubilee Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 1:52
  3. 2 I Want My Rib Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:17
  4. 3 Things Are Getting Rough All Over Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:33
  5. 4 Flamin' Mamie Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:52
  6. 5 Kiss Me Honey (But Take Your Time) Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 1:51
  7. 6 The Penny Opus # 1 Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:36
  8. 7 No Muss, No Fuss, No Bother Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:44
  9. 8 Peroxide Blond Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:11
  10. 9 White Shotguns Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:21
  11. 10 Crazy Rhythm Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:1
  12. 11 Big Footed Sam From Birmingham Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:43
  13. 12 Mister and Mississippi Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:48
  14. 13 Rabbits Don't Ever Get Married Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:41
  15. 14 Wang Wang Blues Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:8
  16. 15 I'm Not in Love (Just Involved) Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:32
  17. 16 Ship of Broken Dreams Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 1:59
  18. 17 Progressive Country Music for a Hollywood Flapper Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 3:0
  19. 18 Don't Start Breathing Down My Neck Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:23
  20. 19 Hold the Phone Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:17
  21. 20 Won't You Ride in My Little Red Wagon Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:4
  22. 21 We Met Too Late Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:43
  23. 22 You're Bound to Look Like a Monkey (When You Grow Old) Hank Penny & His California Cowhands 2:18

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