"Please Don't Squeeze the Charmin" was written on 15 January 1979 and first recorded during Easter week at Globe Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee in 1981. It was immediately released on the flip-side of "King of the Fish" Mike Johnson's first 45rpm on the MAJJ Productions banner. Lawrence Record Shop, 409 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee was the first retailer to stock the new release, and continues to stock Mike's products to this day.
Mike began performing in the mid-1960s and has written over 1200 songs. He has performed around the country and his unique combinations of the Jimmie Rodgers and Swiss yodeling styles earned him the title of Country Music's No.1 Black Yodeler. In April 2007, 114 of his own yodeling songs were included in the Recording Reference Center's permanent music collection at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Mike set out to be a songwriter, but he's had to do everything else to get there. Over time the his writing versatility of his writing began the pay off with international radio airplay and his 2002 induction into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame by the National Traditional Country Music Association. A detailed biography and discography can be found at [www.freewebs.com/blackyodelno1] along with Mike's literary and artistic works.
Joe Arnold, Roughshod Records