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Tex Fletcher

b. Jerry Bisceglia, 8 March 1910, Harrison, NY, USA, d. 1986. An excellent vocalist/yodeller and left-handed guitarist, although small is well known of his early existence. He most likely produced his debut as an entertainer withBuffalo Expenses’s Wild Western Show. He worked well briefly like a cowboy and sang on radio in Yankton, South Dakota, which most likely led to later on claims being produced that he comes from that condition. He spent the majority of his amount of time in NY and between November 1936 and June 1937, he documented 13 edges there for Decca, including two duets with Joe Rogers. He produced 10 additional recordings, this time around with his Unhappy Cowboys, between Oct 1937 and Feb 1938. The materials varied from regular cowboy ballads (‘The Zebra Dun’) and family members songs (‘A Tune For Mom’) to the favorite ‘I Obtain The Blues When It Rains’ as well as the strangely entitled ‘Match Me Tonight In The Cowshed’. His Hollywood achievement consisted of several musical pants and his state to being truly a performing cowboy was restricted to an individual starring function, in 1939, inSix Weapon Rhythm. Grand Country wide Pictures closed simply as it premiered and he was still left to market his film himself. He was drafted for military service during Globe Battle II, which avoided him from shifting to another studio room to keep his performing cowboy profession. After his release, he came back to NY and for quite some time, he was well-known as The Unhappy Cowboy, on WOR radio. Through the 50s and 60s, he also made an appearance fairly frequently on tv. He released two songbooks and produced countless personal performances. Copies of his recordings, originally released on both Decca and Montgomery Ward, are uncommon, but ‘The Yodelling Cowboy’s Last Tune’ shows up on MCA’sCowboy Picture compilation.

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