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Armstrong Twins
Arkansas Jamboree Barndance
KWKH Louisiana Hayride
Town Hall Party
KLRA Little Rock, AR
KXLA Pasadena, CA

About The Group

The identical twin brothers got started singing at the age of six when they sang harmony at the Little Boy's Club every Saturday night in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were a duet team that specialized in harmony singing. The early influence on their musical career was their mother, who taught them to play and sing even before they could read and was also their booking agent.

Around 1947, the Armstrong Twins went to California and began appearing at Dave Ming's 97th Street Corral. They appeared on Cliffie Stone's Hometown Jamboree show. By 1953, they had made about 14 recordings with Four Star Records. Some of the songs included "THree Miles South Of Cash In Arkansas", "Alabama Baby", "Garden In The Sky", "Mandolin Boogie".

In early 1953, they were making appearances on radio and television. Every Friday and Saturday night they were at the Town Hall Ballroom in Compton, California with Eddie Kirk and his show.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Lloyd Armstrong, mandolin
  • Floyd Armstrong, guitar

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs Magazine No. 26; May 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
4 Star
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1231 A Mandolin Boogie
  1231 B Three Miles South Of Cash In Arkansas
  1244 A Mother's Only Sleeping
  1244 B Mandolin Rag
  1273 A Sparkling Blue Eyes
  1273 B Beatle With The Boogie Woogie Beat
  1293 A Baby Girl
  1293 B I Know My Daddy's There
  1386 A Alabama Baby
  1386 B Address From Heaven
  1445 A Bouquet In Heaven
  1445 B He Can Save Your Soul
  1524 A It's Never Too Late
  1524 B Arkansas Special
  X-38 A Matthew 24 (w/Patsy)
  X-38 B Garden In The Sky (w/Patsy)


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