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ords. Albums: Santa Fe Trail, 1957; Enter and Rest and Pray, 1958. Songs recorded: Too Late, 1941; Cim­arron, 1941; Cattle Call, 1942; One Has My Name, 1948; I Love You So Much It Hurts, 1948; Slipping Around, 1949; Let's Go to Church Next Sunday, 1950; My Heart Cries for You, 1951; Beautiful Brown Eyes, 1951; I Love You, You, You, 1954; Country Million Sellers, 1959, (Al­bum); I Heard an Angel Cry, 1960; The Old Rugged Cross; In the Garden; Softly and Tenderly; Red River Valley; Along the Santa Fe Trail; Blue Shadows on the Trail; Blue Nose Mule; Crazy Arms; Folsom Prison Blues; Tweedle-O-Twill; The Life of the Party; The Image of Me; etc. Most popular song was Slipping Around. Writer of: Too Late, 1941; I'll Never Let You Go Little Darlin', 1942; You Can't Break the Chains of Love, 1944; plus over 100 songs. 72 movies, including: Heart of the Rio Grande, Republic, 1941; Silver Bullet, Universal, 1941; Twilight on the Trail, Paramount, 1941; Strictly in the Groove, Universal, 1942; Cowboy in the Clouds, Columbia, 1943; Song of the Range, Monogram, 1944; Springtime in Texas, 1945; Brand of Fear, Mono­gram; Moon Over Montana, Monogram; Riders of the Dawn, Monogram; Lonesome Trail; Saddle Serenade. Business enterprises: Shasta Records; Riverside Music, Inc.; and Mono Music, Inc., all of North Hollywood, California. Awards and honors: Number 1 western re­cording artist, 1948, Cash Box; Same for 1949; Number 3 Hillbilly Artist, 1950, Billboard; Number 3 Popular Male Artist/Vocalist, 1950, Billboard; Number 4 cowboy in movies, 1950, according to box office. Address: 4720 Forman Avenue, North Hollywood, California.
Walker, Billy Marvin, b. 1/14/29, Rawls, Texas; w. Sylvia Dean Smith; d. Judy, 11; Deana, 8; Lina, 1. Attended Rawls Elem. Schl., Rawls, Texas, 1934-42; and White-face High Schl., 1942-6. Former rancher. Entertain­ment experience: KICA, Clovis, N. Mexico; Big D Jam­boree, Dallas, Texas, 1949; WACO, Waco, Texas; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La.; Ozark Jubilee, ABC-TV, 1955-60; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1960; Jimmy Dean Show, CBS-TV. Plays guitar. Columbia Records—approximately 60 records. Songs recorded: