Thursday, July 26, 2012

Red River Dave with Sula's Texas Rangers - Why Should I Feel Sorry For You Now - Living A Lie Over You

Saving a few more 78's from the target practice pile. Here is a pretty cool hillbily country 78 from Red River Dave. I don't know what year this is from but late 40's early 50's is a safe bet. anyone know for sure? I know that these scratchy 78's aint everybody's cup of tea, but i'm enjoying digging these out so stay tuned for more. If you aint down, move along little doggy....

Red River Dave McEnery (December 15, 1914 - January 15, 2002 was a musician and writer of topical songs. He was born in San Antonio, Texas. He got the nickname "Red River Dave" because he enjoyed singing "Red River Valley" in high school. He was the leader of The Swift Cowboys.

As a teenager, he appeared regularly on KABC radio. Dave began his career by singing, yodeling, and performing rope tricks at rodeos. In 1936, he broadcast a live singing performance from the Goodyear blimp over CBS AM radio station WQAM in Miami. His career really took off with his song "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight", broadcast in a pioneer television broadcast from the 1939 New York World's Fair. Her worked for radio station WOR (AM) in New York City. He was a radio personality in border radio for station XERF.

He worked in several westerns as a singing cowboy, including Swing in the Saddle (1944), Hidden Valley Days (1948) and Echo Ranch (1948).

And sorry for the crappy pictures.... i REALLY need to upgrade my camera.

Red River Dave with Sula's Texas Rangers - Why Should I Feel Sorry For You Now

Red River Dave with Sula's Texas Rangers - Living A Lie Over You


Jerry Lee said...

If I ever put a band together, it'll be called "Electric Process Hillbilly". Thanks, Dick.

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