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Kenny Seratt
Born:  October 20, 1934
KHSJ Hemet, CA

Kenny Seratt was born on a cotton farm somewhere in Northeast Arkansas back in 1934. Since his father was a traveling minister, it only seems natural that the earlies experiences of Ken performing and singing were at those churches. He accompanied himself on the guitar. He was determined to make music and song writing a part of his life.

In 1951, while just 17 years old, he moved to Hemet, California where he became a horticulturist at teh Howard Rose Company. That gave him the opportunity to start picking and singing at the country night spots that dotted the landscape in southern California. The audiences seemed to like his style, so he continued his musical journey.

By 1967, he had appeared in venues in Las Vegas such as the Ares Club, Arthur's Club and the Blue Room.

In the Los Angeles area, he was a guest many times on the Squeakin' Deacon's show that was heard over radio station KFOX. He also appeared on Cal's Corral show that aired over KTLA.

He entertained the radio audiences for a year with his band over radio station KHSJ in Hemet.

Other shows he appeared on were the Don Staggens show and the Bill Woods show that aired in Bakersfield. He also worked at the Nashville Nevada night club with Wynn Stewart.

His personal appearances included appearing with such stars as Freddie Hart, Bobby Austin, Eddie Dean, Joe and Rose Lee Maphis, the Canadian Sweethearts, Skeets MacDonald, Merle Haggard and Tommy Duncan to name a few.

We read where he had recorded two singles in 1964 and 1965, but no details were provided as to the label. But around that same time, Chaw Mank was telling folks that Kenny had signed with the Crossfire label which was managed by Cletus ZUmbach. His first tune for them was "Memories of Jimmie Rodgers". Kenny had signed with Chaw's BLue Ribbon Music Co. to co-write a few tunes as well. The legendary fan club icon Chaw Mank was also handling Kenny's fan club from his home in Staunton, Illionis.

Credits & Sources

  • Buddy's Book; March 1967; Buddy Meredith Fan Club;
  • Country Music Life; March - April 1964; Country Music Life Publications; Orange, CA

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Recordings
 
Z-Unknown Label-Z
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1964 A Look AT Me Today
  1964 B Miss You For A Very Long Time
  1965 A Where Did Our Love Go
  1965 B Star Light
 
MGM
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  14517 A The Way I Lose My Mind
  14517 B This Just Ain't No Good Day For Leavin'
 
Melodyland
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  6014 A If I Could Have It Any Other Way
  6014 B Not Too Old To Cry
  6024 A Let's Hold On To What We've Got
  6024 B Truly Great American Blues
 
Hitsville Records
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  6039 A She Made Me Love You More
  6039 B I've Been There Too
  6049 A Daddy, They're Playing A Song About You
  6049 B I Threw Away The Rose
 
MC Records
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  5007F A She's The Trip I've Been On (Since You've Been Gone)
  5007F B She Made Me Love You More
 
MDJ
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1001 A Damn Good Drinkin' Song
  1001 B Never Gonna Be A Country Star
  1003 A Saturday Night In Dallas
  1003 B Saturday Night In Dallas
  1005 A Until The Bitter End
  1005 B Truckin' My Way To Glory
 
ASR
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  011 A Give Me A Title And I'll Write A Song
  011 B Title Unknown
  201 A If God Made A Woman
  201 B Blue Jeans And Diamond Rings
 
Crossfire Records
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  CFA 109 A Memories Of Jimmie Rodgers
  CFA 109 B Blinded By The Bright Lights
 
Big R Records
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  BRS02 A The Bitter End
  BRS02 B Saturday Night In Dallas


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