On Thursday 18 December 2014 our SideKicks Mike Johnson and James Adelsberger went over to the Library of Congress to deliver Roughshod Records 49th and 50th CDs for the Recorded Sound Reference Center’s Mike Johnson Music Collection. This department is charged with collecting and preserving all genres of American Music and then some.
Both albums were released on 15 November 2014. James’ 13-song “Old Time Country Songs Are They Really Dead and Gone?” and Mike’s 12-song “Doggone It I’ve Written a Sad Song Again” along with the SideKicks Christmas Special CD Single on You and Me Records first release [4 December 2014]. On hand to receive the items, which included three photographs and James’ Sheet Music Folio “Anybody Here Love a Nut?” was Specialist Janet McKee who orchestrated Mike’s collection back in April 2007 when she acquired 114 of Mike’s yodeling songs and related music material, including a 42 page music biography. They’ve since acquired several Mike Johnson music books and 16 DVDs of some of Mike’s performances for their Motion Picture and TV Division. James became part of American Music History back in 2013 when Mike delivered their 2-song CD Singles, James’ “Back Home Again” and his own “Livin’ Lost Love On the Jukebox Again.”
All three CDs are available from the Roughshod Records Web Store, and the Christmas Single is also available for free streaming and downloading. What a great way to end the year!
Merry Christmas to all, and the Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we’ll see ya next year!
Joe Arnold, manager, Roughshod Records