Resource id #75
Image Source: Wikipedia

Hank Penny

Herbert Clayton Penny (September 18, 1918 – April 17, 1992) was an American musician who played banjo mainly in the Western swing genre. He also worked as a comedian best known for his backwoods character "That Plain Ol' Country Boy" on TV with Spade Cooley. He was married to country singer Sue Thompson from 1953–63.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 18, 1918 (Birmingham), Died April 17, 1992 (Camarillo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, leader, Musical group, composer, lyricist, speaker, songwriter

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5002 10-in. 10/12/1950 Just for old times' sake California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E0VB-5003 10-in. 10/12/1950 'Tater pie California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E1VB-0533 10-in. 1/23/1951 A bad penny always returns California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E1VB-0534 10-in. 1/23/1951 What she's got is mine California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E1VB-0536 10-in. 1/23/1951 No muss- no fuss- no bother California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E1VB-0537 10-in. 1/23/1951 Hold the phone California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E1VB-0679 10-in. 7/12/1951 Catch 'em young, treat 'em rough, tell 'em nothin' California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader  
Victor E1VB-0681 10-in. 7/12/1951 I like molasses California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader  
Victor D6VB-2930 10-in. 9/25/1946 Missouri Zeke Manners Band Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia WC3094 10-in. 6/11/1940 Peach tree shuffle Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys String band Musical group, leader, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia WC3095 10-in. 6/11/1940 Steel guitar hula Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys String band Musical group, leader, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick SC124 10-in. 11/9/1938 She's just that kind Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group, leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick MEM21 10-in. 7/3/1939 Red hot papa Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group, leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick MEM32 10-in. 7/3/1939 I told them all about you Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo Musical group, leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick SC126 10-in. 11/9/1938 Cheatin' on you baby Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar, leader, Musical group  
Decca 87821 5/10/1955 A letter from home Hank Penny speaker  
Decca L 7890 9/14/1954 Walkin' in the snow Hank Penny ; Hank Penny ; Sue Thompson vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 7891 9/14/1954 Come a little bit closer Hank Penny ; Hank Penny ; Sue Thompson vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 7892 9/14/1954 Bloodshot eyes Hank Penny ; Hank Penny vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 7893 9/14/1954 Untitled Hank Penny ; Hank Penny vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 8357 4/22/1955 I can't get you off my mind Hank Penny vocalist  
Decca L 8358 4/22/1955 When they ask about you Hank Penny vocalist  
Decca L 9127 4/5/1956 Southern fried chicken Hank Penny vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 9128 4/5/1956 I'd rather pick a guitar Hank Penny vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 9129 4/5/1956 Rock of Gibraltar Hank Penny vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Penny, Hank," accessed February 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207781.

Penny, Hank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207781.

"Penny, Hank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207781

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.