Saturday, May 4, 2013

Saturday music, Johnny Lee Mills



Johnny Lee Mills, born 1912 in Jewett, Texas, younger brother of Bob Wills. Played banjo for the Texas Playboys from 1934 until Bob's move to California in 1940. Remained in Oklahoma with his own group, Johnny Lee Mills and All the Boys, and switched to Western swing fiddle. "Rag Mop" written by Johnny Lee Mills and Deacon Anderson. Recorded and released 1950.

Coming up: Kit Carson (1940)

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