After months in the making, Johnny Hall's 10th recording is ready to bring you back to the days when swing was king and the brass was loud and shiny. "Classic Swing" is a celebration of the jazz era and features recordings of Johnny performing his favorites from back when to right now.
"My parents grew up in the era of the big bands and ballroom dancing. I have fond memories of watching the Lawrence Welk Show and seeing Mom and Dad dance around the living room to some favorite tune. The love of the jazz/swing sound transferred to me, and as I grew up, my music collection began to fill with the voices of Sinatra, Bennet and Darin. I have wanted to do a recording of swing tunes for a long time and finally got around to doing it."
If you've ever been to one of Johnny's live concerts, you may recall his story about hearing Robert Goulet's perfomance in Hallmark Hall of Fame's Brigadoon and being gobsmacked by his rendition of "If Ever I Would Leave You". Now, with "Classic Swing", you'll be able to hear Johnny perform that classic show tune.
Special thanks to Darrell Toney for handling the recording, engineering, mixing and mastering for the record. Timothy Smith of Honor Photography for capturing images used for the album and this website. Liz Toney for designing the album artwork and layout.
Welcome to the new JohnnyHall.org
Welcome to the new home of JohnnyHall.org. We're very happy to present a brand new website for you to learn more about Johnny's ministry and music.
This is also the first time you will be able to purchase Johnny's music digitally . If you enjoy the tactile feel of physical media, you'll still be able to buy your favorite Johnny Hall album on CD. And, if you ask nicely, maybe even casette or 8-Track.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the new JohnnyHall.org.