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gene, 5. Schools attended: Morley School, Morley, Mo., 1928-9; South Grade Schl., Kennett, Mo., 1930-1; Hol-comb Schl., Holcomb, Mo., 1932-5; Vanduser High Schl., Vanduser, Mo., 1935-9. Was farmer. Plays guitar and bass fiiddle. Entertainment experience: KWOC, Poplar Bluff, Mo., 1945; KBTM, Jonesboro, Ark., 1946; WKTM, Mayfield, Ky.; WWOK, Flint, Mich.; KSIM, Sikeston, Mo.; TV shows; Atlanta, Ga.; Florence, S.C.; Jackson, Tenn.; WSM, Nashville, Tenn.; Springfield, Mo.; WSAZ-TV, Huntington, W. Va.; Washington, D.C.; etc. Colum­bia, Sun, and Okeh Records. Songs recorded: Onie's Bop; I Wanna Hold My Baby; Jump out of the Juke Box; Tell-Em-Off; Run-Em-Off; When We All Get There; Beggar for Your Love; I Tried and I Tried; Little Mama; No, I Don't Guess I Will; She Wiggled and Gig­gled. Most popular song was Onie's Bop. Writer of: Run-Em-Off; Onie's Bop; Wanta Hold My Baby; When We All Get There; I Saw Mom; Mother Prays Loud in Her Sleep; Love Me Like You Used to Do; I'll Swear You Don't Love Me; No, I Don't Guess I Will; Closing Time; Jump out of the Juke Box; Tell-Em-Off; Cut It out.; Burgers Gonna Get You; Steppin' out. Award: Honorary Sheriff. Address: Box 55, Sherman, Missouri.
White, Floyd Lester "Bob." b. 6/15/32, Jenny Lind, Ark.; w. Virginia Ruth Whitfield; s. Ricky, 9; d. Laura, 7; Kathy, 5. Attended Kearney Jr. High Sch., San Diego, Calif., 1945-6; Ft. Smith Sr. High Sch., Ft. Smith, Ark., 1947-9. Plays steel guitar. Entertainment experience: Sonny Hall and the Ark. Moonshiners, 1949-50; Jimmy Stewart and Okla. Stringbusters, 1950-1; Bob Wills and Texas Playboys, 1952-3; Hank Thompson and Brazos Valley Boys, 1953-9; Bob White and Bobolinks, 1959—; Lightcrust Dough Boy transcriptions with Hank Thomp­son; Big Red Shindig, Okla. City, Okla., 1956-8; Country America, Los Angeles, Calif., 1958, 9; Kate Smith TV Show, N.Y.C., N.Y., 1953; Jimmy Dean TV Show, CBS-TV, 1958; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV, 1956; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1953. Played on 100 or more of Hank Thompson's recordings; Wanda Jackson; Billy Gray; Joe Carson; Johnny Horton; Bob Wills; Darrell Glenn; etc. Arranged and recorded: I'll Take You Home