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Tex Fletcher
Born:  January 17, 1910
Died:  March 14, 1987
WOR New York, NY

Tex Fletcher mentioned that it was in the early 1930s while living in Buffalo, South Dakota that he heard his first authentic cowboy songs. He got interested in them for their simplicity and began to study the cowboy ballads and American folk music.

He got his first job at the Village Barn in New York City. A radio station executive heard him playing there and gave him an audition. He got six fifteen-minute shows per week as a result.

Tex also mentioned that he had the honor to play for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He considered that to be the high spot of his career then.

He signed a contract with Grand national Pictures in 1938. He had recorded for the Decca, Flint and Vocalion record labels.

He got married in 1947 to a young lady who was an Army nurse and they had a son named Robert.

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 5; April 1950; Charlton Publishing Corp.; Derby, CT.

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Decca
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  5300 A I'm Goin' Back To Red River Valley
  5300 B The Border Affair (Mi Amor Mi Corazon)
  5302 A Ridge Running Roan
  5302 B The Zebra Dun
  5312 A I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
  5312 B Still Thers Spark Of Love
  5332 A I Lost My Love In The Ohio Flood
  5332 B A Song For Mother
  5391 A Mistook In Woman I Love
  5391 B Poor Blind Girl
  5403 A Seven More Days (w/Joe Rogers)
  5403 B Girl In The Blue Velvet Band (w/Joe Rogers)
 
Montgomery Ward
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  8027 A Seven More Days (w/Joe Rogers)
  8027 B Girl In The Blue Velvet Band (w/Joe Rogers)
  8045 A My Old Dog And Me
  8045 B Wondering


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