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Leroy Dallas

b. 12 Dec 1920, Cell, Alabama, USA. Dallas travelled the south in the 30s and 40s, teaming up for quite a while with Frank Edwards, and sang in the Chicago roads for some time before settling in NY from 1943. His 1949 recordings for Sittin’ ALONG WITH are in a little group format with Brownie McGhee (with whom Dallas experienced played acoustic guitar and washboard in the 30s) and Big Main Ellis; they carry little indication of urbanization (certainly his springy acoustic guitar rhythms favorably countrify ‘Leap Little Children, Leap’, generally a protect of blues shouters). By 1962, he previously ceased to try out expertly, but was still an able guitarist and a convincing vocalist. His following whereabouts is unfamiliar.

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