Jimmie Rodgers in The Singing Brakeman – 1930

In 1930, Jimmie Rodgers was probably one of the hottest Americana pop artists in America. Five years later, he would

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Skeets McDonald & Joe Maphis: Mona Lisa – 1959

From a live broadcast in 1959 on KTTV in Los Angeles, Skeets McDonald and Joe Maphis perform a countrified version

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Charlie Williams: Long Black Veil – 1959

In this clip, Charlie Williams, backed up by Joe Maphis, performs a solid rendition of Long Black Veil, made famous by

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Martha Carson: Who Built the Ark? – 1959

Who built the Ark? Noah, Noah, Who built the ark? Brother Noah built the ark. Old man Noah build the

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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.

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Bob Wills – Lone Star Rag

In this clip, from a 1940’s B Western, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, on stage to entertain the locals,

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Bob Wills: Fiddlin’ Man – 1940’s

Bob Wills:  Fiddlin’ Man – 1950’s Bob Wills shows his master showmanship as both bandleader and musician in this short

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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

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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

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Feature Film: Take Me Back to Oklahoma – 1940

Bob Wills’ feature film debut including performances with Leon McAuliffe and Tex Ritter. Bob Wills is one of the most

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