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Roy Rogers

When Cincinnati-born Leonard Franklin Slye headed western within the spring of 1931, it had been like a would-be musician, working jobs which range from driving a gravel truck to picking fruit in California’s Central Valley. In under 2 yrs, he’d co-founded the best Western performing band of all period, the …

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Arthur “Skeets” Herfurt

This versatile multi-instrumentalist appeared on a lot more than 300 different recordings between 1934 and 1980, and it is from the legacy from the Dorsey Brothers’ bands, where Arthur “Skeets” Herfurt was often in the crux of some unique instrumental combination. He originated from the “mile high” town of Denver, …

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