Ray Francis & The Whippoorwills
There's next to nothing on the internet about the country band Ray Francis & The Whippoorwills, but we do, as always, have the liner notes to draw upon:
"A recording company in the run of a year auditions many artists in order to find the top talent required for recording. As soon as Arc Records heard Ray Francis and The Whippoorwills they immediately recognized that here was one of the most professional sounding country bands in the land. This long play album is the result.
The Whippoorwills have been together as a unit for five years and for the past three years have been heard regularly on radio station C.F.C.O. in Chatham, Ontario, the group's home base. The band has toured with The Grand Ole Opry and stars such as Ray Price, Johnny Cash, Brenda Lee and many others, both in Canada and the United States.
The next goal that Ray Francis and his talented band are aiming for is their own weekly television show, and if talent and showmanship is the key to their goal, they are certain to succeed.
A&R and Audio Direction - Dan Bass, Photography - Des Dollery, Cover Artwork - Conrad Elgard"
Ray Francis takes the lead on vocals on side one of this album, which includes "A House With Everything But Love" and "All Over Again," while John Tengelis sings on side two and "Toujour Moi" and "Carribean". "House" is a cover of a Marty Robbins ballad, with some interesting percussion plinking away in the background. "All Over Again" is an up-tempo Johnny Cash number, while "Toujour Moi" is a weeper sung mostly in English despite its French title. And "Carribean" is a stompin' dance number with some gorgeous steel guitar, written by Mitchell Torok and popularized by Hank Snow.
All Over Again
Note: These songs have been archived at It Came From Canada.