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Bomb Heart; I Want to Know Why; When I Put You on the Train; Hurricane Heart; If This World Wants Peace; Thank You Grand Ole Opry; This Thing Called Love; This Prison I'm In; Outer Space Polka; and ap­proximately 500 more. Business enterprises: Music publisher; A and R Man; Booker of Acts; Record Owner; and Manager. Address: WAVL, Apollo, Pennsylvania.
Wagoner, Porter, b. 8/12/27, near West Plains, Mo.; married; s. Richard. Former clerk and butcher. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: KWPM, West Plains, Mo., 1950; KWTO, Springfield, Mo., 1951; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV, 1955; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1957. RCA Records. Album: A Satisfied Mind. Songs recorded: Tell Her Lies and Feed Her Candy; Our Song of Love; The Battle of Little Big Horn; A Satisfied Mind; Out of Sight Out of Mind; I Thought of God; I Thought I Heard You Call My Name; Doll Face; Your Face; Turn It Over in Your Mind; As Long As I'm Dreaming; Tomorrow Well Retire; Heaven's Just a Prayer Away; What Would You Do; How Can You Re­fuse Him Now; Itchin' for My Baby; Haven't You Heard; Dear Lonesome; Just Before Dawn; Me and Fred and Joe and Bill; Eat, Drink, and Be Merry; Let's Squiggle; Good Morning Neighbor; Who Will He Be; Good Time Was Had By All; Seeing Her Only Reminded Me of You; How I've Tried; Uncle Pen; I Should Be with You; I'm Day Dreamin' Tonight; I've Known You from Some­where; Trying to Forget the Blues; Company's Comin'; If Jesus Came to Your House. Co-writer of: Love at First Sight; Itchin' for My Baby; Be Glad That You Ain't Me; Trade Mark. Address: WSM Radio, Nash­ville, Tennessee.
Wakely, Jimmy, b. 2/16/14, near Mineola, Ark.; w. Inez Miser; d. Deanna, 23; Carol, 21; Linda, 19; s. Johnny, 16. Attended high school at Cowden, Okla., -1930. Plays guitar and piano. Entertainment experience: Jimmy Wakely Trio, WKY, Okla. City, Okla, 1937-40; Gene Autry, CBS, Melody Ranch, 1940-2; Universal Pictures, 1942-3; Columbia Pictures, 1943-4; Monogram Pictures, 1944-9; Jimmy Wakely Show, CBS; Jubilee, U.S.A, ABC-TV; etc. Decca, Capitol, Coral, and Shasta Rec-