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Smokey Montgomery


b. Marvin D. Wetter, 1913, Rinard, Iowa, USA, d. 6 June 2001, Dallas, Tx, USA. Raised within a rural community, Montgomery performed tenor banjo and in addition became adept on electric guitar and vibraphone. In 1935 he joined up with the Light Crust Doughboys, adding a jazzy zest to the united states bottom. The peak years for the Doughboys had been from 1937 until America’s admittance into World Battle II. During this time period, the music group produced countless radio broadcasts and had been hugely well-known. The music group’s radio sponsor was the Burrus Mill and Elevator Business and although the business folded the Light Crust Doughboys’ radio display in 1942 they do make an effort to regroup following the battle but didn’t discover out the 40s. Years afterwards, Burrus Mill employed Montgomery among others to re-form for periodic promotional occasions. In 1949, Montgomery became a member of the best D Jamboree, in Dallas, Tx, becoming a creator member of among the present’s house rings, the united states Gentlemen. Montgomery documented with Costs Boyd And His Cowboy Ramblers and under his very own name within a music group that included Parker, Don Franz (tuba), Delbert McClinton (harmonica), and Cody Sandifer (drums); an identical line-up, adding New Orleans clarinettist Raymond Burke, documented beneath the pianist’s name. In 1977, the Light Crust Doughboys had been officially known through Tx Senate Quality No. 463 because of its significant efforts to Texas background and Tx music. In the brand new millennium the Dallas Banjo Music group released for the DBB label, A Tribute To Smokey Montgomery FROM THE Light Crust Doughboys: Smokey’s Picks.

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Full Name Smokey Montgomery
Died June 6, 2001
Profession Musician
Music Groups Light Crust Doughboys
Music Songs Beautiful Texas, It's Funny What Love Will Make You Do, New Year's Rendezvous, My Mary

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1 Inducted into the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame in 1998.



The Big Show 1936 Musician with The Light Crust Doughboys (uncredited)
Oh, Susanna! 1936 Banjoist with Light Crust Doughboys (uncredited)



Striptease 1996 writer: "Pussy, Pussy, Pussy" - as Marvin Montgomery

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1997 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Original Song Striptease (1996)

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