After world war II Johnny joined the U.S.O. special services and entertained our troops in Germany. After leaving the service he began his radio career. His first appearance was on the hillbilly jamboree at WBAL in Baltimore. From there he joined the old dominion barn dance on WRVA in Richmond. Then he signed to appear on the original jamboree at WWVA Wheeling, where he performed as a regular on the Saturday night sows in the Virginia theatre. Although always soft spoken, Johnny’s powerful singing voice could be heard at the back of the theatre without the use of a loudspeaker system.
Although he’s been singing professionally for more than twenty years, he never recorded before (until he was discovered by Country International Records. Last year the company released an album of folk songs entitled: Johnny’s first folk almanac” (ci-727) available on both album and 8-track tape.
This album contains many of Johnny’s fine original compositions such as the title song “ Lets put old glory back”, “ The river low” and the very unusual song “ The antique sign” we are certain you will enjoy this album. Nowadays when Johnny is not on the road he spends most of his time on his two hundred acre farm is eastern Pennsylvania where he loves to hunt and ride horseback. He also runs some of the best coon hounds east of the Mississippi
Johnny Swendel Discography Tracks
|none||Johnny Swendel||Let's Put Old Glory Back (LP, Album)||Country International Records||none||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|EP-45-106||Johnny Swendel||You Drove Me To Honky Tonks / You're Standing In The Road Of My Life / Dear Little Heads In The Pew / A Baby Is Talking With Angels (7", EP)||Gametime Records||EP-45-106||US||1958||Sell This Version|
|109||Johnny Swendel||Callin / You're Standing In The Road Of My Life (7")||Country International Records||109||US||1975||Sell This Version|
|104||Johnny Swendel||John Henry / Letter Edged In Black (7")||Country International Records||104||US||1975||Sell This Version|
|115||Johnny Swendel||Let's Put Old Glory Back / Lost Love (7", Promo)||Country International Records||115||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|