[78-L] Johnny Morris
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Sun Nov 2 09:28:27 PST 2014
He was with Vincent Lopez from around 1932 to 1939 & is on film in
numerous shorts and features with them.
On 11/2/14, 9:05 AM, "Mark Bardenwerper" <citrogsa at charter.net.invalid>
>Hello music history buffs and scholars,
>I have been fascinated with the talents of the drummer Johnny Morris
>since listening to him sing on Specht records. Drumming in those days
>was an important adjunct to the music, but seldom stood alone. Johnny
>however, was a solo singer.
>What is our collective knowledge of this durable fellow? So far I have
>Worked for Paul Specht up to the very early 30's
>Tony Pastor in the early 40's, where he got his "Paradiddle Joe" nickname
>Had his own band afterwards for how long...
>Gave drumming lessons later
>Died in 1979.
>What else do we know?
>He had a grand nephew Joe, who commented on a few things on the
>internet, but so far have not figured out how to get hold of him.
>Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr.
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