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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Willie Shoemaker’s First Victory – 1951

In this short newsreel segment, witness legendary horserace jockey Willie Shoemaker win his first of 8,833 victories. It was 1951

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Jimmy Pruett: Boogie Woogie – 1959

Born in 1925, Jimmy Pruett, a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California, grew up blind. In his youth, he learned

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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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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

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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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The Star Spangled Banner by the 2nd Armored Division Band – 1970’s

This rendition of America’s National Anthem is performed by the 2nd Armored Division Band based in Fort Hood, Texas. Also

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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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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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