When I visited with Red Johnson last summer, he gave me a cdr of a session he recorded in 1985 in his home basement studio in Coon Rapids, Mn. I saved it until now because it contains two songs about snow, and I've been trying to post records with that word in the title on the first snowfall of the year. Sunday we got 16 inches of snow in Minnesota, which was a very welcome sight after last year's no-show of snow. This is the only time I've heard him sing Close To My Heart, which Chuck Carson sang on his first record.
Billy was from Louisiana and was on the local television station KSTP in Minnesota. A live Saturday night broadcast called the Sunset Valley Barn Dance.
Here's tip on shoveling snow: If the air temperature is above freezing, most likely the snow will stick to your shovel. Apply a generous coating of Crisco and your problem is solved. A little nordic know-how.
Les recorded another version of I'll Cry Again, Tomorrow sometime in the sixties for the label he ran with his brother George, York Records. The York label version is longer, slower and sadder. You can find it in Volume 56 of the Hillbilly Researcher series. which can be found here: http://unclegil.blogspot.com/2012/06/dixie-baby.html
This is on Youtube, but my audio is better and my labels are cleaner so I'm stretching my self-imposed rule of not repeating others' work. I still can't figure out why people choose to post records on Youtube. If they feel like they are preventing people from downloading their content, they are soooooo wrong. Guess they haven't heard of Free Youtube Converter. It's such backwards thinking. Why not just do a blog? That's my 2 cents.