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Smokey Rogers


Smokey Rogers, for his a long time playing within the California’s American swing scene, is most beneficial known for penning the common ballad “Gone.” The tune proceeded to go nowhere when Ferlin Husky first documented it in 1952, however when Husky re-recorded Eliminated in 1956, it proceeded to go straight to the very best of the united states graphs, where it remained for eight weeks and also crossed to the pop graphs. Rogers also co-wrote “Spanish Fandango” with American swing ruler Bob Wills, that was released in 1947. In 1949, Rogers acquired a modest strike with “JUST A LITTLE Bird EXPLAINED.” From 1949, Rogers made an appearance in a few of Universal’s pre-music video “musical featurettes” alongside Tex Williams. Rogers proved helpful for a long time with Williams, as he also do with Spade Cooley. By no means camera timid, Rogers hosted his personal Television show in NORTH PARK in the 1950s.

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Full Name Smokey Rogers
Died November 23, 1993, San Diego, California, United States
Profession Actor, Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Songs Shame On You, Alabama Jubilee, In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town, Catch Me Cheatin', Today I Started Loving You Again, I Can't Help The Way That I Feel, Blue Spanish Eye's, Born To Lose, Sexy Senior Citizen, I Can't Help the Way You Feel, Tho I Tried, Drinkin' and A-Thinkin', Tweedle O Twill, I Can't Help the Way I Feel, Blues on My Mind, Spanish Fandango, Gone, Today I Started, Spanish Eyes, Lookin' Poor, But Felling Rich, Release Me, San Antonio Rose, Porky's Boogie Woogie on Strings
Albums Born To Lose, Alabama Jubilee, His Best, Born to Love, Spanish Eyes, The Complete Entertainer (Digitally Remastered)
Nominations Academy of Country Music Award for Specialty Instrument(s) of the Year

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Ready to Ride 1950 Short Smokey
Western Courage 1950 Short Smokey Rogers
Cactus Caravan 1950 Short Smokey
Rustlers' Ransom 1950 Short Smokey
Gold Strike 1950 Short Smokey
The Fargo Phantom 1950 Short Smokey Rogers
South of Santa Fe 1949 Short Smokey
Coyote Canyon 1949 Short Smokey (as 'Smokey' Rogers)
The Pecos Pistol 1949 Short Smokey
The Girl from Gunsight 1949 Short Smokey
Nevada Trail 1949 Short Mayor Smokey Rogers
Silver Butte 1949 Short 'Smokey' Rogers
Prairie Pirates 1949 Short Smokey
West of Laramie 1949 Short Deputy Smokey
Cheyenne Cowboy 1949 Short Smokey
Six-Gun Music 1949 Short Smokey
Tex Williams & Orchestra in Western Whoopee 1948 Short Member Tex Williams Orchestra
Texas Panhandle 1945 Guitarist (uncredited)
My Chickashay Gal 1945 Short Band Singer
Rockin' in the Rockies 1945 Smokey - Member Spade Cooley Band (uncredited)
Take Me Back to Tulsa 1944 Short Guitarist
Devil Riders 1943 Band Member (uncredited)



Desert Hearts 1985 writer: "GONE"
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Country Music 1972 writer: "Gone"
Western Courage 1950 Short performer: "The Marshal of Jackson Hole Wyomin'", "The West Is Callin' Me Home", "Western Courage"
Everybody's Dancin' 1950 writer: "Tennessee Wagoner"
The Fargo Phantom 1950 Short performer: "A Song in Your Heart", "In Old Montana', "Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills"
Coyote Canyon 1949 Short performer: "High-Tailin' Along to Glory", "Waltz of the West"
The Pecos Pistol 1949 Short performer: "Captain Jinks of the Texas Rangers", "Anybody Hankerin' for Some Doin's?", "You Ain't Jist A-Whoofin'"
Silver Butte 1949 Short performer: "In the Heart of the Cow Country", "That Fellow Manuelo", "Fiesta"
Cheyenne Cowboy 1949 Short performer: "A Cowpoke Gits No Rest at All", "A Man's Best Friend Is a Woman", "Sun in the Sky", "That Good Old Western Music"
Outlaws of the Rockies 1945 writer: "Do Ya or Don'tcha?"
Spade Cooley: King of Western Swing 1945 Short writer: "Tennessee Wagoner" - uncredited



Tex Williams' Western Varieties 1951 Short Himself
Tex Williams and His Western Caravan 1947 Short Himself

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