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ing; I Wished Somebody Loved Me; I'll Go on Alone; Your Heart's Turn to Break; You're Breaking My Heart; It's a Long, Long Ride; It's a Pity What Money Can Do; Kneel and Let the Lord Take Your Load; Love Me Or Leave Me Alone; Maybelline; Mean Mama Blues; My Isle of Golden Dreams; Pray for Me Mother of Mine; Pretty Mama; Pretty Words; Sing Me Something Sentimental; Tenn. Toddy; That's All Right; This Broken Heart of Mine; Time Goes By; Tomorrow You'll Be Gone. Writer of: You Don't Owe Me a Thing; El Paso; A White Sport Coat; Sweet Lies; Is There Any Chance; etc. Co-writer of several songs. Movies: Buf­falo Guns, Republic, 1958; The Gun and the Gavel; The Badge of Marshall Breman. Business enterprises: Races mirco-midget cars; Robbins Music; Robbins Records; etc., Nashville, Tenn. 1957 awards: Scoop Award, Music Reporter; Most Programmed artist, Cash Box; Favorite Country and Western artist, Billboard; Triple Crown Award; 2 Certificates of Achievements, BMI; 1 Certifi­cate of Achievement, Western and Jamboree Magazine. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Roberts, Marty (Martin Robert Schopp), b. 12/6/18, Chenoa, 111.; w. Mary Louise Cox; s. Stephan, 13; Allen, 12; Brent, 5. Attended Brady Grade Schl., Chenoa, 111., 1924-31; and Chenoa High Schl., Chenoa, 1932-6. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WBT, Charlotte, N. C, 1938-41, with Tenn. Ramblers; WJJD, Chicago, 111, 1941-2; WDZ, Tuscola, 111, 1947-51; WCKY, Cincin­nati, Ohio, 1951-8; WDZ, Decatur, 111, 1958—. RCA, Coral and ARC Records. Songs recorded: Couquet, 1938; Tonight You Belong to Me, 1939; Red River Val­ley, 1940; Call of the Wild, 1952; St. Louis Blues, 1953; Ought to Be a Law, 1954; 21 Carpenters, 1955; Baby, 1956; etc. St. Louis Blues most popular song. Co-writer of You Can't Have My Love, 1954. Movie: Rid-in* the Cherokee Trail, Monogram, 1941. Honors and awards: No. 3 Disc Jockey, Billboard, 1951; No. 3, 1952; No. 4, 1953; No. 4, 1954; No. 4, 1955. Address: WDZ Ra­dio, Decatur, Illinois.
Robison, Carson J, "Granddaddy of the Hillbillies." Singer and writer. 1890-1957, Chetopa, Kan. Played guitar.