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Ruston, La., 1952-3. Worked at American Optical. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: KENT, Shreveport, La., 1950; KNOE, Monroe, La.; KRUS; KCIG; KZEA; KBSF, Springhill, La.; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, 1951—; Big D Jamboree, Dallas, Texas, 1952; WSM Grand Ole Opry, 1952, 8, and 60; KTVE-TV Big 10 Jam-boree, Eldorado, Ark., 1960; Riley Springs Jamboree, Riley Springs, Texas, 1960; Quachita Valley Jamboree, West Monroe, La., 1952; KFAZ-TV, Monroe, La., 1952-4. Recorded on Imperial, D, and Starday Records. Songs recorded: More and More, 1954; What Makes Me Love You, 1954; It Can't Rain All the Time, 1954; Seeing Double, 1954; Everybody Needs a Little Loving, 1955; Funny Feeling, 1955; Dirty Ernie, 1956; Trying to Find, 1956; Teenagers Holiday, 1955; Please, Please, 1955; Tom Dooley, Jr., 1958; Hang Doll, 1958; First Time, 1959; I Take a Trip to the Moon, 1959; Dear Mama, 1959; Jim-mie Bring Sunshine, 1959. Dear Mama was most pop­ular song. Writer of: Angel Hands, 1959; More and More, 1954; It Can't Rain All the Time, 1954; Seeing Double, 1955; Funny Feeling, 1956; Tom Dooley, Jr., 1958; It Will Be My First Time, 1958; Dear Mama, 1959; Jimmie Bring Sunshine, 1959; A Long Time Ago, 1958; Johnny Reb, 1959; Love Has Made You Beautiful, 1960; Old Before My Time, 1960; Cheap as You Can Be, 1959; Run Wild, 1959; I've Got a Good Thing Going, 1957; Baby Rocked Her Dolly, 1959. Co-writer of: We're Talking It Over, 1958; The Wild One, 1957; Everybody Needs a Little Loving, 1955; Trying to Forget You, 1958; Take the Last Look, 1957; Old Enough to Love, 1958; Swing Daddy Swing, 1958; Little Pig, 1958; Change of Heart, 1958; You Don't Want to Hold Me, 1958; What Makes Me Love, 1954; I Take a Trip to the Moon, 1958. Business enterprises: Merle Kilgore Association, Sabine Publishing Co., and Rodeo Rider, Inc., Springhill, La. Awards and honors: BMI awards for More and More, 1954; Dear Mama, 1959 (Also No. 6 record); and Johnny Reb, 1959. Address: Box 127, Springhill, Louisiana. Kincaid, Bradly; "The Ky. Mt. Boy"; "Man who brought 1st Ky. Mt. Songs and Ballads to Radio"; "America's Fore­most Folk Singer"; "Dean of the Folk Singers." At-
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