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Curley Williams

b. Doc Williams, 3 June 1913, Southern Georgia, USA, d. 5 Sept 1970, USA. Williams was christened Doc because family members legend maintained the seventh child will be a doctor. Small is well known of Williams’ early lifestyle, but in the first 40s, rather than being truly a doctor, he was the fiddle-playing head of a traditional western swing music group on WALD Albany, Georgia. In Dec 1942, along with his Sante Fe Riders, he attained the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, where George D. Hay noticed fit to improve both his and his music group’s name in order to avoid dilemma with Doc Williams And His Boundary Riders, who have been then a recognised work on WWVA’s Wheeling Jamboree. Williams’ locks provided one particular suggestion and, being truly a indigenous of Georgia (the Peach Condition), he became Curley Williams And His Georgia Peach Pickers. They started playing networked Grand Ole Opry displays in Sept 1943, and produced their 1st recordings for Columbia Information in 1945 (the hold off was due to the documenting ban operating in those days). Between 1945 and 1948, they relocated to try out the dancehall circuits for the western coast and also appeared inside a Charles Starrett B-movie Traditional western, Riders FROM THE Lone Celebrity, in 1947. In the past due 40s, in addition they starred for the Louisiana Hayride. Williams had written ‘Fifty percent As Very much’, which he documented in 1951, at his music group’s last Columbia program and in 1952, Hank Williams got the music to #2 2 in america country charts. There’s been misunderstandings over time, with many presuming Hank Williams, who was simply actually no connection but was a pal of Curley’s, to become the author of the music (the music became a million-seller for Rosemary Clooney, and was also documented successfully in the united kingdom by Alma Cogan and Lita Rosa). During his years with Columbia, Williams also offered backing on several other performers’ recordings, including using one event, Fred Rose, who at that time was documenting for the label because the Rambling Rogue. In the first 50s, Williams and his music group played frequently on theSmoky Hill Jamboree in Georgia and for a while did sponsored displays on WSFA Montgomery, Alabama, until, in 1954, Williams sick and tired of the showbusiness existence and retired.

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