Most country music lovers in Canada and the U.S. have heard of Ray Francis and his western group - “The Whippoorwills”.
Ray and “The Whippoorwills” have appeared on the best loved country shows, including “Grand Old Opry”, with such well known artists as Brenda Lee, Ferlin Husky, Minnie Pearl, Tex Ritter and others of equal fame.
This versatile country and western group are constantly touring and making personal appearances, in both counties.
The vocal and instrumental selections recorded were carefully chosen and they feature the melodic sound of the steel guitar, which adds greatly to the rounded blend of this album. The groups first love is the type of music they recorded on this album.
Standing in the studio in their stocking feet, Ray Francis and his men played one of the finest western and country sessions we have ever heard. Why not share it with us?
-Art Snider, Canatal Records.
John Tangelis: bass
Max Dauphin: steel guitar, fiddle
Ray Dauphin: tenor guitar
Bill Taylor: drums
Ray Francis: rhythm guitar
Recorded at Newberry Sound Studio in Toronto
Engineered by Dave Newberry and Art Snider
Produced by Art Snider