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Johnny Burke

Lyricist Johnny Burke co-wrote many pop criteria in the ’30s and ’40s, and was most widely known for his organizations with composer Jimmy Truck Heusen and singer Bing Crosby. Blessed in Antioch, CA, in 1908, Burke was raised in Chicago and examined both piano and play. After a stint on …

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Al Stricklin

Al Stricklin was a jazz pianist whose exciting playing helped offer Bob Wills and His Tx Playboys the band’s exclusive western swing taste. Ironically, when Stricklin initial noticed Wills play the fiddle during an audition at a radio place where Stricklin was responsible for hiring, he believed Wills’ regular was …

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