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Maphis, Otis W. "Joe." b. 1921, Suffolk, Va.; w. Rose Lee. Plays guitar, banjo, etc. Is comedian. Entertainment experience: WLW Boone County Jamboree, Cincinnati, Ohio; WLS National Barn Dance, Chicago, 111.; WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance, Richmond, Va.; Hollywood Barn Dance, Hollywood, Calif.; Hometown Jamboree, Hollywood, Calif.; All American Jubilee; Town Hall Party, Compton, Calif. Columbia Records. Album: Fire on the Strings. Songs recorded: Randy Lynn Rag; Twin Banjo Special; Bully of the Town; Flying Fingers; Lorrie Ann; Tenn. Two Step; Floggin' the Banjo; Guitar Rock and Roll; Town Hall Shuffle; Sweet Fern; Katy Warren Breakdown; Honky Tonk Down Town; I Love You Deeply; Parting of the Ways; You Ain't Got the Sense You Were Born With; Your Old Love Letters. Address: 13655 Bassett, Van Nuys, California.
Marlin, Morris Wayne "Sleepy." b. 8/7/15, RFD, Maunie, 111.; w. Ruth Catherine Raver; d. Beverly, 17; Cynthia, 9; s. John, 14; James, 12; Gary, 10; Robert, 7; Richard, 4; Charles, 1. Attended High Schl., Carmi, 111., 1931-2; and Maunie High Schl., Maunie, Ind., 1929-31. Enter­tainment experience: WHAS and WHAS-TV, Louisville, Ky., -1960; WLW Midwestern Hayride, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1958; WLS National Barn Dance, Chicago, 111., 1952; Canadian Broadcasting Co., Toronto, Canada, 1953-9; Ar­thur Godfrey Show, CBS, 1958; Dave Garroway Show, NBC-TV, 1958; Garry Moore Show, CBS-TV, 1955; Faye Emerson Show, New York City, N. Y., 1950; etc. Writer of: Takes All Kind of People to Make a World, 1954. Is one of the top fiddlers in the U. S. and Canada. Won International Fiddle Championship at Ky. Fair, 1949, 51, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59. Address: WHAS Radio and TV, Louis­ville, Kentucky.
Martin, Benny, b. 5/8/28, Sparta, Tenn. Worked in factory. Plays fiddle and guitar. Entertainment experience: WHUB, Cookeville, Tenn.; WNOX Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round, Knoxville, Tenn., 1942; WLAC, Nashville, Tenn., 1944; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1947—. Recorded for Mercury, RCA, Decca, and Starday Rec­ords. Songs recorded: My Future; Coming Attractions; Lover of the Town; Whippoorwill; Look What You've

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