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1957. Address: 2510 Franklin Road, Nashville, Tennes­see. Fairburn, Werly "The Singing Barber." b. near Folsom, La. Previously worked as barber. Entertainment ex­perience: WJBW, New Orleans, La.; WWEZ, New Or­leans; and KWKH, Shreveport, La. Band called Delta Boys. Recorded for Savoy and Columbia Records. Songs recorded: I Guess I'm Crazy; That Sweet Love of Mine; Broken Hearted Me; Stay Close to Me. Address: 1429 Cherry Avenue, Apt. 3, Long Beach, California.
Faircloth, Charlie Raiford "Peanuts." b. 4/3/27, Pelham, Ga.; w. Francis Marie Lanier; d. Bonnie Patricia, 10; Delores Marie, 7; Marcelle Louise, 2; s. Charlie Raiford, Jr., 9. Attended Mt. Olive Schl., Mitchell County, Ga., 1933-7; Camilla Consolidated, Camilla, Ga., 1937-41; and Lanier High SchL, Macon, Ga., 1941-6. Was inspector for RC Cola. Plays mandolin and guitar. Entertain­ment experience: Hoedown Party, MBS, Macon, Ga., 1949-50; WNEX, Macon, Ga., 1946-51; WRDV, Augusta, Ga., 1951-6; WRDV-TV, Augusta, 1953-5; WAPO, Chat­tanooga, Tenn., 1956—; WRGP-TV, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1957-9. Recorded for Decca, Bibletone, and HRH Rec­ords. Songs recorded: I'll Sail My Ship Alone, 1950; Foolish Me, 1950; Miss. River Blues, 1950; Coffee, Cig­arettes, and Tears, 1950; Pass Me Not, 1951; If You Be­lieve, 1951; I'm Gonna Sing, 1952; Help Me See Jesus, 1952; The Old Time Way, 1953; Danger Signs, 1953; Rusty Old Halo, 1953; Ranchhouse in Heaven, 1953; Shake a Hand, 1954; Little David, 1954; I Know How Lonesome, Lonesome, 1959; It's Always Time for Love, 1959. Most popular song recorded was I'll Sail My Ship Alone. Writer of: Don't Use in Vain, the Name of Je­sus; I Know How Lonesome, Lonesome Can Be; It's Always Time for Love. Co-writer of: Reindeer Boogie, 1950; Call of the Whippoorwill, 1959; I Can't Do Without You, 1960; She's a Big Wheel, 1960; Cheating Love, 1960; Love That Gal, 1960; If Angels Have Sweethearts, 1960. Movie: Wally Fowler's All-Nite Sing. Business enter­prise: HRH Recording Company, Chattanooga, Tenn. Address: WAPO Radio, Read House, Chattanooga, Ten­nessee.
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