DUKE OF PADUCAH - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JENKS "TEX" CARMAN - HFSID 224495
THE DUKE OF PADUCAH & JENKS "TEX" CARMAN The country musician and comedian signs a note, with a signature by country music star Jenks "Tex" Carman on verso. Autograph Note signed:
Sale Price $221.00
THE DUKE OF PADUCAH & JENKS "TEX" CARMAN
The country musician and comedian signs a note, with a signature by country music star Jenks "Tex" Carman on verso.
Autograph Note signed: "To George/Thanks for the use/of the hall/Good luck to you/Sincerely yours Duke of Paducah", "George Sanders/Thanks/Bob Gene" and on verso "My best wishes/to a swell fellow-/Your friend-/Tex J. Carman", 7¾x5½. Small newspaper photo of the Duke of Paducah affixed to the right of his signature (2 surfaces), with newspaper photo of Carman affixed on verso (2 surfaces). Benjamin "Whitey" Ford (1901-1986), professionally known as the DUKE OF PADUCAH, was one of country music's first hillbilly comedians. A longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry, The Duke of Paducah began his career in the early-1920s, as a banjo player and vocalist for the McGinty Cowboys which was later renamed Otto Gray and His Oklahoma Cowboys. Dressed in western outfits and white ten-gallon hats, the band became one of the most successful country and western acts of the 1920s and '30s, introducing such now-classic tunes as "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain", "Who Broke The Lock On The Henhouse Door" and "The Cowboy's Lament". JENKS "TEX" CARMAN (1903-1968), who played a Hawaiian guitar, was also known as "The Dixie Cowboy". A regular performer on the country music showcase Town Hall Party, his songs include "Hillbilly Hula", "The Caissons Go Rolling Along" and "Locust Hill Rag". After a nearly 40 year career in music, he released his final album The Ole Indian in 1962. George R. Sanders, originally a disc jockey, became a prominent radio/TV interview host, first in Los Angeles and later in Portland. Lightly yellowed. File nicked at right edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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