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May 15, 2022

15 May – birthday anniversary of the West Coast King Of Western Swing, the great Dave Stogner (15 May, 1920 -17 May 1989), musician (singer, guitar, mandolin, fiddle), songwriter (eg: Black Cat Stomp and Hard Top Race) and bandleader (especially The Western Rhythmaires). From a musical family he was originally in the thrall of Jimmie Rodgers and took up guitar and fiddle in his teens, becoming a big fan of the Light Crust Doughboys when they hit the airwaves in the early ’30s. His own professional career began in the late ’30s, first in Oklahoma then the West Coast. His hard driving Western Swing is well showcased in this BACM compilation …

DAVE STOGNER Western Swing Time. B.A.C.M. 356

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