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Lonely Heart Blues, 1958; Are You Alone, 1958; Spring-hill Disaster, 1958; Girl I Left in Sunny Term., 1958; Corey, 1959; I'll Wander Back Someday, 1959; You Go to Your Church, 1959; When You Kneel at Mother's Grave, 1959; Cedar Grove, Dixie Ramble, 1958-59; Dixie Mt. Express, 1958-59; Walking in My Sleep, 1959; When Autumn Leaves Begin to Fall, 1959. Writer of: Take Back the Heart; Lonely Heart Blues; and When Autumn Leaves'Begin to Fall. Co-writer of Springhill Disaster. Business enterprise: Media Brokerage Business with Paul H. Chapman Co., N.Y.C., N.Y. Honors: EP Album, Mercury, was No. 1 in England, 1958; and was voted one of the most promising male artists by Cash Box, 1959. Address: Box 296, Lutherville, Maryland.
Cooley, Spade "King of Western Swing"; b. in Grand, Okla.; w. Ella Mae Evans; 1 son; 1 daughter. Previously worked as ranch hand. Entertainment experience: Ve­nice Barn Dance; Santa Monica Ballroom, Santa Monica, Calif.; Foreman Phillips Barn Dance, Baldwin Park, Calif.; movies for Columbia, Universal, and Warner Brothers. Formerly a member of the Riders of the Pur­ple Sage. Recorded for Columbia, RCA, Decca, and Okeh Records. Songs recorded: Y' Ready; The Ping-Ping Song; Shame on You; The Silver Bandit. Writer of: Y' Ready; Y' Hear; Shame on You. Business en­terprise: Spade Cooley Productions, Inc., Hollywood, Calif. Address: Hollywood, California.
Collins, Lawrence Albert, "Larry" of "The Collins Kids." b. 10/4/44, Tulsa, Okla. Attended District 36 School, Sapulpa, Okla., 1950-2; Pretty Water School, Sapulpa, 1952-4; and Hollywood Professional School, Hollywood, Calif., 1954—. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: Town Hall Party, Compton, Calif., 1953—; Steve Allen Show, NBC-TV, 1957 and 58; Tony Bennett Show, N.Y.C., 1956; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1954 and 59; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV, 1954, 58, and 60; Dinah Shore Show, NBC-TV, 1959; Madison Square Gar­den Rodeo, N.Y.C., 1956; Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev., 1958; Showboat Hotel, Las Vegas, 1959 and 60; Deau-ville Hotel, Miami, Fla., 1958; Bob Crosby Show, Holly­wood, 1956; George Burns Show, 1959; Dave Garroway