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attended: Lawrence County High Schl., Lawrenceburg, Tenn., 1921-4; Vaughan's Schl. of Music, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., 1934-36; La Salle Extension School, Chicago, 111., 1925-6. Entertainment experience: Travelled with Male Quartet and toured 4 states (first experience); WOAN, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., 1925; WSIX, Springfield and Nashville, Tenn., 1931-58; WSM, Nashville, Tenn., 1934—; WLAC, Nashville, Term., 1934—; WLAC-TV, Nashville, 1955-7; WSIX, Nashville, 1955-60; All-Nite Sing, Ryman Auditorium, 1st Friday of each month, 1948-60. Songs on Gospel Records include: You Can't Get Around the Bible; I've Been Invited, Have You. Worked for Dupont since 1926. Awards and Honors: Sec.-Treas. of Tenn. State Singers Convention, 1938, 9, 40; Pres. five times since 1940. Address: 1308 Jones, Old Hickory, Tennes­see.
Jennings, Ordon LaFayette "Gordon," b. 10/21/16, Freeman, W. Va.; w. Dorothy Justine Peggins; s. Roger Dean, 17; Larry Dennis, 13. Attended Bramwell High Schl., Bramwell, W. Va., 1923-30. Worked as deck hand on boat, coal miner, and salesman in men's shop. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WHIS, Bluefield, W. Va., 1935-9; Hillbilly Barn, Bluefield, W. Va., 1939-40; WJLS, Beckley, W. Va., 1940-1; WEW, WIL, KWK, St. Louis, Mo., 1943-51; WMAY, Springfield, 111., 1951; Show­boat, St. Louis, 1943; Lindy Hall, St. Louis, 1944-50; County fairs, etc., Mo., 111., Iowa, 1943-50; WHIS-TV, Bluefield, W. Va., 1957—; WKOY, Bluefield, W. Va. Recorded for Kingsport, Alba, Arcade, and Skyrocket Records. Songs recorded: Telephone Girl; Quit Teasin' Me; Three Day Pass; Drivin' Home; Monday Morning Blues; Strolling Home with Mary; Is It Yes or Is It No; I Wonder if You Miss Me Too; I Saw You Cheatin' Last Night; My Sweet Love Ain't Around. Most popular song was Telephone Girl. Writer of: Quit Teasin' Me; Three Day Pass; I Wonder if You Miss Me Too. Co-writer of: Monday Morning Blues; Is It Yes or Is It No; I Saw You Cheatin' Last Night. Address: WKOY Radio, College Drive, Bluefield, W. Va.
Jody, Cousin (James C. Summey), b. near Sevierville, Tenn. Comedian and plays steel guitar. Entertainment ex-
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