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Claude King - 100% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Comedy Country & Bluegrass Drama Mystery / Thriller Classic Exploitation Musicals & The Arts
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5 February 1923, on a farm near Keithville, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. His date of birth has, since 1961, frequently been cited incorrectly owing to promotional material released by his then manager, Tillman Franks, who at the time thought it tactful to lose a decade from his new client’s age. King showed an early interest in music and was a proficient guitarist by the Read more

Cal Smith - 94% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Calvin Grant Shofner, 7 April 1932, Gans, Oklahoma, USA. The Shofner family moved to California, where Calvin met the rodeo-rider Todd Mason, becoming his stooge for knife and bullwhip tricks. Mason taught him how to play the guitar and at the age of 15 he was a vocalist with the San Francisco country band Kitty Dibble And Her Dude Ranch Wranglers. After military service, he Read more

Jack Greene - 93% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Jack Henry Greene, 7 January 1930, Maryville, Tennessee, USA. Greene took guitar lessons when he was eight years old, then added drumming to his abilities. Moving to Atlanta in the late 40s, he became part of the Cherokee Trio with Lem Bryant and Speedy Price. He then became a member of the Rhythm Ranch Boys and was a popular radio entertainer on Georgia Jublilee on WTJH. Gr Read more

David Houston - 92% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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9 December 1938, Bossier City, Louisiana, USA, d. 30 November 1993, Bossier City, Louisiana, USA. Houston’s forefathers included Sam Houston, who fought for Texas’ independence from Mexico, and the Civil War general Robert E. Lee. His parents were friends of 20s singer Gene Austin, who was his godfather and encouraged his talent. Houston made his debut on The Louis Read more

George Hamilton IV - 90% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Television Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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19 July 1937, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. George Hamilton IV is one of the few American country stars to have become a household name in Britain, although he is sometimes confused with the actor George Hamilton. ‘George Hamilton I was a farmer in the Blue Ridge’, he says, ‘George Hamilton II was a railroad man who loved country music and collected Jimm Read more

Leroy Van Dyke - 90% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Leroy Frank Van Dyke, 4 October 1929, Spring Fork, Missouri, USA. Besides working on the family farm, Van Dyke learnt the guitar and sang country songs. He gained a degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri, and then worked as a farm reporter and also trained as an auctioneer. Van Dyke worked for army intelligence during the Korean War and because he entertained Read more

Red Sovine - 89% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel
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Woodrow Wilson Sovine, 17 July 1918, Charleston, West Virginia, USA, d. 4 April 1980, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Sovine was taught the guitar by his mother and was working professionally by the time he was 17 on WCHS Charleston with Johnny Bailes (Bailes Brothers), and then as part of Jim Pike’s Carolina Tarheels. In 1948 Sovine formed his own band, The Echo Valley Boys Read more

Wynn Stewart - 89% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Wynnford Lindsey Stewart, 7 June 1934, on a farm near Morrisville, Missouri, USA, d. 17 July 1985, Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA. Stewart’s uncle was a major league pitcher, which inspired hopes of a baseball career, until he was told that he would never be big enough. He became interested in songwriting, learned to play the guitar, and at the age of 13, he appeared re Read more

Jim Ed Brown - 88% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
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Jim Edward Brown, 1 April 1934, Sparkman, Arkansas, USA. From the early 50s to 1967, Brown sang with sisters Maxine and Bonnie as the Browns but had solo successes in 1965 with ‘I Heard From A Memory Last Night’ and ‘I’m Just A Country Boy’, after his sisters had persuaded Chet Atkins to record him solo. When the trio disbanded in 1967, he pursued a Read more

Hawkshaw Hawkins - 85% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Harold Franklin Hawkins, 22 December 1921, Huntingdon, West Virginia, USA, d. 5 March 1963, Camden, Tennessee, USA. Hawkins started on guitar but became proficient on many instruments. Success in a talent contest in 1937 led to paid work on radio stations in Huntingdon and Charleston. In 1942, he performed on radio in Manila when stationed in the Philippines. After his disch Read more

Mel Tillis - 84% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Westerns Pop / Rock Documentaries
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Lonnie Melvin Tillis, 8 August 1932, Tampa, Florida, USA. The family relocated to Dover, 18 miles east of Tampa, when Tillis was only eight months old. He contracted malaria when aged only three, and was left with a permanent stutter. During his school days, various treatments failed to cure this speech problem and though originally embarrassed by it, he managed in later yea Read more

Red Simpson - 83% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Joseph Simpson, 6 March 1934, Higley, Arizona, USA. The youngest of 12 children, he grew up in Bakersfield, California, where the family relocated in 1937. He claims to have written his first song, ‘Chicken House Boogie’, to sing to their chickens, when he was 14. Introduced to country music by his father and an elder brother who both played in a local band, he wen Read more

Johnny Russell - 82% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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John Bright Russell, 23 January 1940, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA, d. 3 July 2001, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This hefty Nashville songwriter weighed in at 25 stone, and was fond of remarking that he carried ‘a lot of weight in this town.’ His songs were recorded by artists such as Del Reeves, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Patti Page, and Bobby V Read more

Jeanne Pruett - 75% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Norma Jean Bowman, 30 January 1937, Pell City, Alabama, USA. Pruett, one of 10 children, used to listen to the Grand Ole Opry with her parents and she harmonized with her brothers and sisters. She married Jack Pruett, and in 1956, they settled in Nashville where he became Marty Robbins’ long-standing lead guitarist. She wrote several songs for Robbins, and ‘Count M Read more

George Morgan - 73% match to Del Reeves

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Westerns Comedy
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28 June 1924, Waverly, Tennessee, USA, d. 7 July 1975, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Morgan was raised in Barberton, Ohio, and by the time he was nine, he was performing his own songs on guitar. He enlisted in the US Army during the war but was discharged three months later on medical grounds. He formed a band and found work on a radio station in Wooster, Ohio, and wrote ‘ Read more

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