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Tex Ritter: Jealous Heart

1950's

Tex Ritter: Jealous Heart

Tex Ritter with Joe Maphis: Jealous Heart - 1959

In this short clip from Town Hall Party in 1959 virtuoso guitar player Joe Maphis backs up Tex Ritter as he sings his 1945 hit Jealous Heart. Tex Ritter, a singing cowboy of the calibre of Gene Autry, is most known as the balladeer who sings the intro music to the classic film High Noon. […]

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Bob Wills: Good Old Oklahoma

1940

Bob Wills: Good Old Oklahoma

Bob Wills: Good Old Oklahoma

In this clip, from the B Western “Take Me Back to Oklahoma,” Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys croon in perfect harmony ‘Oklahoma we love you’ in an upbeat version of “Good Old Oklahoma” with Wills’ signature backup calls. Riding with Tex Ritter, they sing together ‘Calamity Kate.’ But, clearly, the King of Western Swing […]

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Who’s Yehoodi?

1940's

Who’s Yehoodi?

Who's Yehoodi? - 1942

An amusing soundie from 1942, Who’s Yehoodi?, was originally composed in 1940 by Bill Seckler and Matt Dennis. Based on a running gag by radio comedian Jerry Colona, this rendition of Who’s Yehoodi? is quite risque for its day. Who’s Yehoodi?  

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The Three Suns: Beyond the Blue Horizon

1940's

The Three Suns: Beyond the Blue Horizon

The Three Suns: Beyond the Blue Horizon

On the other side of the musical spectrum, here is the organ-accordion-guitar combo The Three Suns. Composed of Al & Marty Nevins on guitar & accordion and Artie Dunn on organ, this hot trio were one of the big ‘exotica’ acts of the mid-1940’s. Later, Al Nevins would go on to be one of the […]

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Joe Maphis: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

1950's

Joe Maphis: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

Joe Maphis: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke - 1959

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (and LOUD, LOUD music) performed by Joe Maphis & wife Rose Lee, LIVE in 1959. Maphis. known for the flatpicking style he developed in the 1930’s, sings magnificent harmony with wife Rose in this 1950’s crowd-pleaser.  

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The Hut Sut Song

1940's

The Hut Sut Song

The Hut Sut Song - 1940's

Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla, brawla too it, Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla sooit. Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla, brawla too it, Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla sooit. WARNING: This absurd, cartoonish, and thoroughly ridiculous soundie will brand itself […]

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Amos Milburn: Bad Bad Whiskey

1950's

Amos Milburn: Bad Bad Whiskey

Amos Milburn: Bad Bad Whiskey - 1955

Originally from Texas, Amos Milburn moved to Los Angeles and soon became a fixture in the Central Avenue music scenes thriving in Watts during the 1940’s and 1950’s. As you can hear from his piano style, Milburn would be a great influence on Fats Domino. He wrote many hits during his day, and was also […]

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