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was most popular song. Writer of: Truck Driver's Blues, 1939; Over the Hill, 1939; Worried Mind, 1940; Take Me Back Again, 1940; I'm a Fool to Care, 1939; No Letter Today, 1942; Born to Lose, 1942; Always Alone, 1940; Got Five Dollars and It's Sat. Night, 1949; Head-ing Down the Wrong Highway, 1944; Walking in the Cold Cold Rain, 1952; Shut That Gate, 1945; I'm Hurting All Over, 1958; A Woman Captured Me, 1958; Wave Bye Bye, 1958. Co-writer of: Tangled Mind, 1955; Be­yond the Shadow of a Doubt, 1945; Last Ride, 1959; Prisoner's Prayer, 1958; Don't Look Behind, 1959. Busi­ness enterprises: Silver Star Publishing Co., Nashville, Tenn.; Hank Snow Music Center, Nashville; and Daffan Records, Houston, Texas. Awards: Song Citations 1954, 6, and 7; Gold record for Born to Lose, 1958. Address: 810 Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee.
Dalhart, Vernon (Marion T. Slaughter), b. Dalhart, Texas; married; 1 daughter. Played harmonica. Recorded un­der following names: Vernon Dalhart; Frank Evans; Tobe Little; Bill Vernon; Tom Watson; Bob White; Jeff Calhoun; Mack Allen; Guy Massey; B. McAfee; Carlos, McAfee; and Al Carver. Sang at WGY, Schenectady, N. Y. Recorded over 1000 records for RCA, Bluebird, Crown, Columbia, Veletone, Perfect Records. Songs re­corded: The Prisoner's Song, 1920s, most popular record­ing; Kitty Wells; The Wreck of the Old 97; Sourwood Mt; Hoopee Scoope; Who Threw the Mush in Grandpa's Whiskers; Mollie Darling; The Letter Edged in Black; Unknown Soldier's Grave; The Sinking of the Titanic; Oh! Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie; In the Baggage Coach Ahead; Death of Floyd Collins; Better Get Out of My Way; My Little Home in Tenn.; A Boy's Best Friend; Carolina Sunshine; Oh Susanna; Mr. Radio Man; There's a New Star; Tumbled Down Shack; Sour-wood Mt.; Lindberg; Wanderin'; Sippin' Cider; I'm Do­ing the Best I Can; Paul Revere; New River Train; Down on the Farm; Letter Edged in Black; Barbara Allen; etc. Honors or awards: Sang for Thomas Edison in East Orange, N. J.; European tour; and was Sam the Barbasol Man on radio. Home was at Mamaroneck N. Y. Deceased.
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