John Edwards memorial collection, 1956-1972.


John Edwards memorial collection, 1956-1972.

Recordings of an interview with Goebel Reeves (1899-1959), the Texas Drifter, Anglo-American performer of cowboy, hobo, and western songs, of Sherman, Tex.; dubbings of commercial 78 rpm recordings by Goebel Reeves performing cowboy and hobo songs; and live recordings of Denver Whitten, fiddler. Whitten is accompanied by Fred Hoeptner, and various western and country song performers, including Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers, an early western swing band; Dick Reinhart, guitarist; Jack Webb, the 101 Ranch Cowboy, vocalist and guitarist; the Girls of the Golden West, a western duo of Dolly and Milly Good; and the Allen Brothers.

5 sound recordings.

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Webb, Jack, 1920-1982 (person)

Jack Webb was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter best remembered for his role of Police Sgt. Joe Friday on the television series "Dragnet" in the 1960s and 1970s. Born John Randolph "Jack" Webb in Santa Monica, California, he grew up in the poor section of Los Angeles in a rooming house that his mother ran. His father left the family just before he was born, and he never knew his father. During World War II, he joined the US Army Air Force, and served as a crewman...

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Country music duo. Members Millie Good (Born April 11, 1913; Died May 2, 1993) and Dollie Good (Born December 11, 1915; Died November 12, 1967). A sister act and the first nationally successful all-woman act in country music. Career most active 1930s-1940s. Very popular as performers on WLS Chicago and WLW Cincinnati. From the description of Oral history interview with Girls of the Golden West member, Millie Good McCluskey; 1988 November 4; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. 1988...

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