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tainment experience: WRXO, Roxboro, N. C; WDVA, Danville, Va.; WRVA, Richmond, Va.; TV, Roanoke, Va., Durham, N. C, and Greensboro, N. C; and WSM Grand Ole Opry, 1958—. Songs recorded on Hickory Records include: Violets Cheap Perfume; My Love and Me; One Broken Heart; and Won'tcha Come Back to Me. Won Pet Milk Contest, 1958, and was voted No. 5 female singer in country music, 1959. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee. Boyd, Bill, "The Cowboy Rambler"; w. Mildred; d. Billie Ruth; and Susan Rhea. Worked at WRR, Dallas, Texas for over twenty years. Records on RCA and Bluebird include: Over the Waves; Under the Double Eagle; I Can't Tame Wild Women; Evil in Your Children; Get Aboard That Southbound Train; When the Sun Goes Down Again; Boyd's Blues; David's Blues; By a Win­dow; On Top of the Hill; The Sweetest Girl; Rio Grande Waltz; Barn Dance Rag; Old-Fashioned Love; New Steel Guitar Rag; Roadside Rag; and New Spanish Two-Step. Band called Cowboy Ramblers and tours through the U. S. Address: WRR Radio, Dallas, Texas.
Brasfield, Rodney Leon (Rod), "The Hohenwald Flash"; b. 8/22/10, Smithville, Miss.; 1st wife, Eliner Humphreys; 2nd wife, Cindy Rushing; 1 adopted son, Jim. Previous work: farm. Entertainment experience: Bisbee Dra­matic Shows 1927-42; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1944-58, including the Prince Albert Show, NBC, and Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry. Was comedian. Wrote and recorded song Branded, and was co-writer of End of the Rainbow. Movies: Face in the Crowd, 1956; and Country Music Holiday, Paramount Pictures. Died on September 12, 1958, because of heart condition. Buried in Pierce Chapel Cemetery, Smithville, Mississippi.
Britt, Elton, (James Britt Baker), b. 7/27/20, Marshall, Ark.; s. James Arlen Britt, 16. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: Graumans Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, Calif., 1932; KMPC, Beverly Hills, Calif.; ABC-TV; NBC Radio; MBS Radio; CBS Radio; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn.; WWVA Jamboree, Wheeling, W. Va.; Peter Lind Hayes Show, Elton Britt Show, and George Hamilton IV Show, ABC-TV; and Camel Caravan, U.S.
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