Frankie and Johnnie

Frankie and Johnnie

Johnnie, unfaithful to Frankie, is shot by her; there are nearly 500 versions of the song. [Am. Music: Misc.]

Frankie and Johnnie

“sporting woman” shot her man for “doing her wrong.” [Pop. Music: Leach, 415]
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Georgie Fame did put one name at the top of the band's list of inspirational musical forebears, and if you didn't know better, you might have sworn you'd just seen the late Lonnie Donegan perform his first recorded song Frankie and Johnnie ( surprise guest, his son Peter, giving out all the energy of the man himself.
Hers is one in a long line of comic works Whitener has brought into the KCB repertoire, such as de Mille's Rodeo and Debut at the Opera, Tudor's Gala Performance, Ruth Page's Frankie and Johnnie, and Balanchine's Renard.
We brought Frankie and Johnnie together at our gala concert for Kosovo.
Bassist Paul Bridge and drummer Adrian Macintosh well to the fore on a cracking Frankie and Johnnie, and a haunting Creole love call, with Humph on clarinet, rounded off a thoroughly enjoyable evening of old time but invariably fresh sounding jazz.