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David Houston
Born:  December 9, 1938
Died:  November 30, 1993
KWKH Louisiana Hayride
KWTO Ozark Jubilee

About The Artist

David Houston's singing career got off to an early start. He made his first appearance on the KWKH Louisiana Hayride when he was only 13 years old, getting rounds of applause for his unique style.

After he graduated from high school in 1953, he went on to Centenary College in Shreveport. While there, he did some television work on KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana and even had his own show on KSLA-TV in Shreveport.

David got his first break when a good friend of his with another unique singing style, Slim Whitman, recommended him to Lew Chudd of the Imperial Record label. Shortly after that, they signed him and one of his first releases was "Blue Prelude" and "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry". Later, Horace Logan signed him on as a regular on the Louisiana Hayride.

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 39 (February 1955); American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  10025 A Almost Persuaded
  10102 A Where Could I Go?
  10102 A Where Could I Go?
  10102 B A Loser's Cathedral
  10102 B A Loser's Cathedral
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  005 A Waited So Long
  005 B All I Do Is Dream Of You
  012 A The Key
  012 B So Young, So Unknowing
  047 A It's Been So Long
  047 B Kalua
RCA Victor
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20-6611 A Hasta Luego
  20-6611 B Sugarsweet
  20-6696 A Blue Prelude
  20-6696 B I'll Always Have It On My Mind
  20-6927 A Hackin' Around
  20-6927 B One And Only
  20-7001 A I'll Follow You
  20-7001 B Teenage Frankie And Johnny