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 Ad-Libs, the__/ from: Lubbock, Tx area ..../ key member: Ralna English-vocals / other members: Jerry Burgess-piano, Kilmer Keys-sax, Hank Hunt-bass, Mickey Bennett-electric bass, Bobby Higgs-drums, Bobby Burgess-lead guitar, Ray Kirella..../optional name:.Ad Lib Combo.../ Active: c.1955-60 / recorded where:...........possible recording date:............./single release date:........./ Label:.............../song titles:

 Al Rogers Trio__/ from: Amarillo, Tx...../ active: c.1952-59 / key member: Al Rogers-musician/singer..../ other occasional members: Joe Pennington-guitar, Billy Bowman-steel.../accomplishments: Al Rodgers had a weekly TV show in Amarillo-c.1959 / optional name:............../played where: Continental Club of Holiday Inn West, Amarillo, Tx......./

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Amarillo Nighthawks__/ from: Amarillo, Tx...../ act. c.1930 / key member: Jack Short-piano....../ other members: Henry Lester-fiddle, Jess Robertson-banjo, Shorty Lester-banjo, fiddle...../optional name:......../ played where: Rainbow Gardens Dance Hall, Amarillo, Tx....../ Refer also to "Nighthawks" in this idex./

 Amplified Version__/ from: Plainview, Tx & Spokane, Washington / active: 1973-1979 / vocalist: Shirley Monroe Marsal, Carol Morgan, Paul Morgan, Marty Powell / Musicians: Jorge Marsal-congas, Michael Beaman - guitar, Billy Morgette - bass, Darryl Carter - keyboard, Ron Bailey--keyboard, Fred Llapitan - drums, Bruce Hibbard--guitar & vocals / Other members include: Gary Lideen - guitar, Bill Donovan - bass and Priss Hammer-vocalist / Recorded where: Nashville, TN, Oklahoma City & Spokane,WA.../ Possible recording date: 1975 / album release date: 1975../ Label: NewPax....../ Album title: Amplified Version: Whatcha Gonna do / Note: This group was primarily made up of College students from various places, whose members changed over several years and 5 gospel albums. The above album was produced by Gary Paxton in Nashville and several songs received strong air-play according to: 'Encyclopedia of Christian Music' by Mark Allan Powell

Apollos, The:  /from: El Paso, Tx...  /members: Jimmy Dahlgren - guitar/vocals, Royce Bandle - drums, Mike Ciccarelli - guitar, Phil Engling - bass..  /active: 1963

Applejack:  /from: El Paso, Tx...  /members: Charlie McDonald - rhythm guitar/vocals, John Buddock - bass, Pete Fleming - guitar, Cleo Thompson - tambourine..  /label: Goldust..  /tittles: Whiskey And The Wheel / She’d Never Even Been There..  /possible release date: 1976

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Applejacks, the__/ from: Plainview, Tx.../ active: c.1963../ members: Ken Benjamin-singer & guitarist & Douglas Hanners-guitar

Armadillo Flats / from: Lubbock, TX / active: c.1978-88 / members: Cecil White-guitar & vocals, Jack Bowen--banjo, guitar & vocals, Joey Bird--bass & vocals, Galen Good--drums / label: Texas Soul / songs: Best Things in Life, Where can the lady be goin' / This band won a trip to Nashville in a radio talent contest and competed in the national finals. /

Arthur, Charline__/ from: Kermit, Tx...../ Born: Henrietta, Tx- 1929..../ Resident of: West Texas..../ skill:.. singer, songwriter & recording artist...../ Bands played in: ......../ most important active period: 1950's..../ acomplishments: appearances on Grande Ol' Opry, Big D Jamboree & Louisianna Hayride...../ song(s) of note: Kiss the Baby Goodnight / Looking at the moon & wishing on a star / Heartbreak Ahead / record labels: RCA, Bullett.../ awards: signed with RCA in 1953

Charline Aurthor

 Ball, Ace__/ from: New Home, Tx...../ Born: Arthur Balch c.1920-died 2004..../ Resident of: Lubbock & Big Spring,TX & Pueblo, Colorado..../ skill: singer, musician, publisher, DJ & recording artist.../ most important active period: 1950-60..../ recorded at: Ben Hall studio, Big Spring--c.1958...../ song(s) of note: I've Lost Again, High School Wedding Band, American Agriculture Movement, The Last Rodeo...../ record labels: Okeh, Star Talent, Caprock & Ace-Hi .../ accomplishments: He had 4 releases on the Okeh label in 1953-54. He recorded with Hank Harral & the Palomino Cowhands. Balch played the KSEL Western Jamboree in Lubbock-c.1953. He played on the same show as Elvis in c.1955 in Lubbock. He established the Ace-Hi label after moving to Colorado later in life. He died from a stairway fall in 2004

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Bangs, Betty Jo__/ from: Amarillo, Tx area / skill: singer / recorded where: Amarillo possibly--c.1970 / song: Daddy was a Preacher, momma was a go go girl / label: Tal-Star

 Barnhill: Buzz Barnhill & the Four Counts /__from:.Turkey, Tx..../ key member: Frank 'Buzzy' Barnhill-singer-guitarist.../other members: Sonny Mullin-guitar & trumpet, Billy Joe Mullin-bass, Gary Johnson-drums.../optional name: The Coachman, The Soundrifters../ recorded where: Plainview, Tx & Odessa, Tx..../possible recording date: c.1965-67../single release dates:.c.1966......../ Label: Twixt Tween......./song titles: I Love / Something Different / Summers Gone Away / For me to Know

Barnhill, Joe Bob /__from: Turkey, Tx......./ key member: Joe B. Barnhill, vocal/guitarist..../ recorded where: Clovis, NM / possible recording date: c.1963.../ Label: Libby / single release dates:.c.1963..../song title : Great Day in the Morning

 Barons, the /__from: Amarillo, Tx............/ key member: Gary Rutz-singer/guitar...../ other members: Ted Barnhill-bass, Nelson Wertman-guitar, John Bowie-drums, Bobby Hacker-drums..../ active: 1964-68 / optional name:...

Joe Bob Barnhill - Band Leader
The Barons

Barton, Max /__from: Matador, Tx..../ key member: Max Barton-vocals / other members: Maines Brothers studio band.../optional name:............../ recorded where: Caldwell Studio, Lubbock, Tx / possible recording date: 1979-81.../single release date:.. unreleased ../ Label:.............../ song titles: Tellin My Friends / He Gave so we could Give

Basic Sound, The:  /from: El Paso, Tx...  /members: Jim Reese - guitar/vocals, Richard Greco - keyboard/vocals, Gayle Hageman - bass/vocals, Rick Kern - drums/vocals..  /active: 1968

Beasley, Billy__from: Plainview, Tx..../ optional name:............../ recorded where: Dallas, Tx.....possible recording date: c.1970.../ single release date: c.1980../ Label: L'il Junior..../ song titles: Small Town Things / Slippin' out, Slippin' in

 Ben Hall & the Circle 4 Ramblers__from: Big Spring, Tx.../ key member: Ben Hall-writer, guitarist & vocalist..../ other members: Weldon Myrick-steel, Dena Hall-bass...../ recorded where: Big Spring, Tx....../ possible recording date: c.1960...../single release date: same...../ Label: Gaylo....../song titles: Blue Days Black Nights / version #2 of same song was issued in 1991. CD titled: Hep Cats from Big Spring (Roller Coaster, England) / Note: Hall owned High Fidelity House studio in Big Spring for about a decade. He also founded the Gaylo label and produced numerous Texas artist including The New Beats, Sammy Lara, David Box, Hoyle Nix, The Regals, The Continentals, etc. / In some respects Hall was Norman Petty's only rival in West Texas music production & promotion during 1958-63

Bent Scepters:   /from Lubbock, Tx...  /members: Richard Mills - vocals/percussion, Gary Roberts - lead guitar, Wendell Holder - rhythm guitar, Gregg Write - bass guitar, and Joe Alplanalp - drums..  /Formed at Wilson Junior High and sophomore year at Coronado High School..  /Played private parties, Maxey Community Center dances and at the first Coronado High School Assembly in 1965..  /later members: Mark Parker - lead guitar, Richard Bird - drums/vocals. Jesse Taylor sat in at rehearsals a few times.. /active: 1965 to 1966.

 Bernie Howe Jazz Trio__/ from: Lubbock, Tx..../ key member: Bernie Howe-organ / other members: Clyde Hankins-guitar, Dick Shaw-drums ..../ active: c.1955-60 with television or radio show in Lubbock

Billy Dee & the Debonairs__/ from: Amarillo or Odessa, Tx area..../ key member: Billy Dee-guitar & vocals, Don Stice-musician...../ Active: c.1965 / played at: Supper Club on Canyon E-way, Amarillo, Tx

Billy Thompson and the Melody Cowboys__from: Odessa-Midland, Tx..../ key member: B. Thompson-guitar & vocals../ other members: Red Hayes, Troy Jordan, Donnie McDaniel, Bobby McBay, Harvey Grosman & Lloyd Jordan .../optional name:....../ recorded where: Clovis, NM.../ possible recording date: c.1960...../single release date:. c.1960..../ Label: Bo-Kay.../ song titles: Love Gone Blind, Waltzing with Sin / note: The Melody Cowboys & Thompson appeared at the Melody Club in Odessa. They also played a regularly televised show from the club during this era.


Billy Thompson and the Melody Ramblers__from: Odessa, Tx area../ key member: Billy Thompson-guitar & vocals.../ other members: Albert Talley-steel, Curtis Potter-Bass, Bill Gold-drums, Dale Wilson-fiddle & Merle David-fiddle ../ Note: This version of Thompson's band played at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas,NV during the late fifties. / Thompson also had a stint with Hank Thompson's band, possibly sometime after

 Black Water Draw__/ from: Amarillo, Tx.../ key member: Billy Stull-vocals & lead guitar... / other members: ...../ active: c. 1970

Blackie Crawford & the Cherokee Cowboys__/ from: San Angelo, Tx area...../ key member: Blackie Crawford-musician, singer, songwriter....../ recorded where: Ben Hall Studio, Big Spring, Tx...../ possible recording date: c.1960

Blakley, Cliff__from: Roswell,NM and Lubbock, TX / skills: guitarist & vocalist / active 1950-70's / recorded where: Clovis,NM / label: Starday / Songs: Get off my Toe , I'm not going steady anymore / note: Blakley was also a member of his brother's Western Swing band but the song listed above is now considered a rockabilly classic!

Blakley: Jimmy Blakley & his Western Swing Band /__from: Lubbock, Tx....../ key member: Jimmy Blakley-singer-steel guitarist / other possible members: Dorothy Blakley-piano, Cliff Blakley-lead guitar ..../ optional name: Palm Room House Band...../ recorded where: Palm Room Studio, Idalou highway, Lubbock, Tx /...possible recording date: c.1965...../single release date: same..../ Label: PR-International.../song titles: Her House / A tribute to Tex Ritter / 2nd Label: United Artist / song titles: Honky Tonk Princess

Blane, Patsy__from: Odessa, Tx.../ Variant name: Patsy Ruth Elshire / key member: Patsy Blane-vocalist..../ recorded where: Bo-Kay Recording company, Odessa, Tx..../ possible recording date: c.1960.../ single release date: c.1960.../ Label: Bo-kay..../ song title: Feeling, Things look Different now / Note: This artist also had prior releases on Capitol and Starday labels under "Patsy Elshire".

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Bob & his Agents__from: Alpine & Odessa area.../ key member: Bob Simonetti./ Other members: Brett Bates possibly../ A group composed of students from Sul Ross college.../ recorded where: Highland Sound studio in Alpine, Tx / possible recording date: c.1965../ single release date:. same../ Label: AOK / song titles: Green Back Dollar, One-Sided..../ The group appears to have relocated to the Midland-Odessa area in c.1967 and joined Ben Durall as the New Roadrunners. They continued with this new moniker even though Durall departed the group not long afterwards. / Soon they also released a record on the AOK label as the 'New Roadrunners'.


Bob Payton and the South Plains Cowboys..../ from: ? / record label: Big Tree / songs: I've lost the One, Belle of Monterey

Bob Skyles & the Skyrockets__/ from: Cisco, Tx and Pecos, Tx...../ act. 1935-40 in West Texas / key member: Bob (Skyles) Kendrick-singer, horn player.../ other members: Clifford Kendrick-drums, Dave Hughes-piano, Bob 'Curley' Nichols-guitar, Max Bennett-piano, Frank Wilhelm-accordian, Sanford Kendrick, Brooke Kendrick & Moon Mullican-piano..../optional name: Skyrockets..../ recorded where: Los Angeles--1941......./ possible recording date: last recordings made in Oct 1941 for Decca..../ 78 rpm release dates: 1938-42 possibly.../ Labels: Bluebird-c.1938, Decca-c.1941../ song titles: ...../ CD reissue of 27 songs--2002

 Bob Swift's Joy Boys__/ from: Abilene, Tx...../ active: c.1933 / key member: Bob Swift-fiddle....../ other members: J.R. Chatwell-fiddle, etc

Bobby Fuller and The Franatics:  /from: El Paso, Tx...  /Bobby Fuller - guitar/vocals, Randall Fuller - guitar, Jim Reese - bass, Dalton Powell - drums..  /label: Donna..  /tittles: Our Favorite Martian / Those Memories Of You

Bobby Hughes & the Western Heartbeats__/ active. c.1973 / from: Amarillo, Tx../ key member: Bobby Hughes-singer & steel guitarist.../ other members: ? ../ played where: Aviatrix Club in Amarillo, TX

Copy of Bobby Hughes & The Western Heart Beats

Boot Hill__/ from: Lubbock, TX / active: c.1970 / members: Jay Boy Adams-guitar, Tom Jones-bass, Curtis McBride-drums, James Gernadt-key board, Joe Don Davidson-musician / note: This rock band was perhaps composed of college students mostly

Bowman Brothers, the__/ a vocal group from: Lubbock, Tx.../ key members: Dee, Jay, Monte & Lowell Bowman-vocalists / substitute members: Ray & Ski Corbin..../optional name: The Bowmen../ recorded where: Clovis, NM...../ possible recording date: Sept. 1956..../ album release date: c.1956.../ Label: Nor-va-Jak...../ album title: The Bowman Brothers

Bowmen, the__/ Lubbock, TX / members: Monte, Dee, Jay & Lowell Bowman-vocalists / recorded where: Clovis, NM...../ release date: 1963 / label: Dot / song titles: The First Kiss , The Quiet Hours

Box, David__/ from: Lubbock, Tx..../ key member: David Box-vocals/guitar...../ recorded where: Big Spring, Tx..../ possible recording date: c.1961..../single release date: 1962.../ Label: Joed.../ song titles: I do the best I can / Waitin (don't wait too long) / note: 4 of Box's songs were issued on the 1991 CD titled 'Hep Cats from Big Spring' (Rollercoaster label)

David Box

Bray, Harry /__from: Turkey, Tx and Plainview, Tx...../ key member: Harry Bray-tenor guitar / other members: Dick Polk-guitar, Garrett Morrison-guitar..../optional name: Harry Bray and the Wheels.../ recorded where: Bray's garage studio, Quitaque, Tx./ possible recording date: c.1961.../single release date: c.1962../ Label: All-Star.../ song titles: Guitars / So Lonely

Bray, Lonnie__from: Odessa, Tx area..../ key member: same /....other members: ................./optional name:............../ recorded where: Odessa or Midland possibly...../..possible recording date:. early 1960's ?...../ single release date:. same......../ Label: dessa..../song titles: You gave me away / Happy go lucky sort of Guy

Briggs: Billy Briggs & the XIT Boys /__from: Amarillo, Tx ../key member: Billy Briggs-singer & steel guitarist /....other members: Jess Williams-guitar, Weldon Allard-bass & J.R. Chatwell-fiddle...../optional name: Sons of the West, Chew Tobacco Rag Boys.../ recorded where:. Amarillo, Tx .. / possible recording dates: c.1945-55...../ 78 rpm release date: same period../ Label: Time Records...../ song titles: Go to Sleep our Baby Boy / Coo-see-coo / The XIT Song / Way down in Old New Orleans / Darling Waltz / Pretty Baby Boogie


Brothers, the__from: Amarillo, TX / active: c.1965-67 / key member: Vern 'Butch' McIntire--keyboard & vocals / other members: Bill Sutton-bass guitar, Gary Swafford-drums, Michael Ballew-guitar & vocals, Gary Thurlow-guitar / Label: White Whale / songs: Love Story, Love is Everywhere / Some of this bands recordings have been re-issued on a CD set that features White Whale releases.

Brower: Cecil Brower's Cowboy Band /__from: Odessa,TX / active: c.1948 / key member: Cecil Brower--fiddle / other members: Andy Schroder--steel guitar, Buster Ferguson--guitar, Frank Reveau--piano & Jack Jordan--standup bass / Note: This nightclub band played on station KECK in the Odessa--Midland area in the late forties and perhaps longer. By c.1950 Brower had left the band and Andy Schroder became the leader of the band. / 78 rpm records of this group were released on the ACE label of Odessa, in 1949-50.

Brown, Robin /__from: Quitaque, Tx...../ key member: Robin Brown-singer & guitarist / optional name:.Robert 'Robin' Brown.../recorded where: Plainview, Tx / recording date: 1977...../ single release date: 1977../ Label: Ironstone../ song title: Barefoot and Pregnant

Bucy, Randy__from:. Midland-Odessa,TX area possibly...../ key member: Randy Bucy-singer-writer../ recorded where: Odessa, Tx.../ Possible recording date: c.1965..../ single release date: same..../ Label: AOK.../song titles: This Lonely Road / Vicky

Bugmen, the /__from: Plainview, Tx............/key member: Keith McCormack-singer-guitarist../ Other members: Juanita Jordan, Kenny Jordan, Terry McCormack../ recorded where: Clovis, NM / possible recording date: 1963-64./ single release date: c.1964./ Label: Dot records.../song titles: Beatles you bug me

Buzz Barnhill & the Four Counts /__from:.Turkey, Tx..../ key member: Frank 'Buzzy' Barnhill-singer-guitar.../other members: Sonny Mullin, Billy Joe Mullin, Gary Johnson..../optional name:.The Soundrifters, The Coachman../ recorded where: Plainview, Tx & Odessa, Tx..../possible recording date: c.1965-67../singles release dates:.c.1966......../ Label: Twixt-Tween..../song titles: Summers Gone Away / For me to Know / 2nd single: I Love / Something Different

Buz Busby and his band__from: Cameron, Tx.../ key member: B. Busby....other members: Wink Lewis ....../ possible recording date: c.1956../ single release date: 1956.../ Label: Tone Records..../ song titles: More Times than One / zzztt zzztt zzztt / note: These two songs were credited to Wink Lewis and Buz Busby's band.

Cal Farley Boys Ranch Choir /__from: Boys Ranch, Tx...../ key member: ....../ other members: ......./optional name:...../ recorded where: at ranch / possible recording date:.c.1968..../ album release date: c.1968.../ Label:..produced by KPUR radio, Amarillo, Tx..../album title: 'A Christmas Musical: King of Love'

Cal Wayne and the Riverside Ranch Hands /__from: Lubbock, Tx..../ key member: Cal Wayne--musician & singer / other members: Larry Welborn--guitar.../ Played at: Tommy's Danceland in c.1954

Campbell, Gary / __from: Matador, Tx......./ key member: Gary Campbell-vocals & guitar / recorded where: Caldwell Studio, Lubbock, Tx.../ recording date: c.1978.../ album release date: 1978..../ Label: C.P. Records..../ single song titles: Silver Horses / You Wanted a Friend

Campbell, Richard /__from: Matador, Tx..../ key member: Richard Campbell-vocalist / recorded where: Superior Sound Studio, Lubbock, Tx ? /...possible recording date: 1969-79../ album release date: same..../ Label: Vision.../album title: 'The Sweet Sounds of Jesus - Richard Campbell' / Cambell recorded at least 3 gospel albums

Caprock Country__/ from: Silverton, Tx..../ key member: Ronnie Hester-vocals & guitar..../ other members: Ricky Hester-guitar, Ted Hester-fiddle, Connie Purcell Smith-bass & vocals, Lynn Smith-drums

Caprock Country (Ronnie, Ted, & Ricky Hester)

Caravelles, The:  /from: El Paso, Tx...  /members: Doug Adamz - guitar/vocals, Ron Evans - guitar/vocals, Darrell Adams - bass/vocals, Jack Barrett - drums..  /active: 1964

Coachmen, The:  /from: El Paso, Tx...  /members: Mark Evans, Rick Ramaka, Paul Quattlebaum, John Anderson

Contrails, The:  /from: El Paso, Tx...  /members: Phil Engling - guitar/vocals, Johnny Elston - guitar/vocals, Johnny Daniels - guitar/vocals, Randall Fuller - bass/vocals, Bill Glazier - drums

Carolyn Collins & the Wheels / __from: Plainview, Tx area......./ key member: Carolyn Collin-vocals /....other members: Harry Bray-tenor guitar & organ, Ron Bray-bass......./ recorded where: Bray's Cellar studio, Plaiview, Tx / possible recording date: c.1969-71../single release date: same ../ Labels: Twixt-Tween & Satin ../song titles: Thats's when I know you're Gone / I know what You'd Do

Chanters, The__/ from: Pampa & Amarillo,TX...../ key member: Bill Mangum-bass guitar & vocals / other members: Tommy Pogue-lead guitar, Butch Kelly-organ, Danny Darling-drums / later members: Larry Marcum-guitar, Gallen Engelbrick-drums? / played where: Hong Kong Lounge, Amarillo-1968 / note: This group with Bill Mangum fronting initially played frat parties around WTSU in Canyon and Amarillo. They won a 'Band Battle' against the 'Gemini Five' and another group at the SUB in Canyon in c.1966 in one of their first outings on the Campus. This event is preserved in a photo on this website: www.nashvillemusicpros.com/profile/dannydarling

The Chanters

Charlie & the Boys__/ from: Plainview, Tx..../ key member: Charlie Branscum-lead guitar...../ other members: Allen Dale Gardner-sax, Cotton Moon-guitar, Travis Bradshaw-bass, Charley Jacobs-drums....../ active: c.1976......./ Houseband at the American Legion Club in Plainview, Tx

Charlie Phillips & the Sugartimers__/ from: Farwell & Amarillo, Tx...../ key member: Charlie Phillips-vocals/guitar....../ other members: Vic Ashmead-steel, Tiny Duncan-piano, Chet Calcoat-bass, Jim Benjamin-drums, Cotton Holley-steel, Jimmy Young-fiddle......./ played where: Aviatrics Club & Clover Club Amarillo, Tx / recorded where: Clovis, NM......./ possible recording dates: c.1955-70's../ single release date: same.../ Label: Coral, Columbia.../ song titles: Sugartime / Big Balls in Cowtown / Note: The bandmembers listed were with Phillips at a much later date than his original recordings in Clovis.

Checkmates, the /__from: Amarillo, Tx............/ key member: Ray Ruffin-singer.../ other members: Chuck Tharpe-rhythm guitar, Chuck McClure-lead guitar, Bobby Hacker-drums, Tom Beck-bass. Later members were: Jerry Hodges, Larry Marcum, Chico Apodacca, Gary Swafford../ optional name: Ray Ruff & the Checkmates.../ recorded where: Clovis, NM/ possible recording date: c.1960-63.../single release date: 1962-65 / Label: Lin records../ song titles: The Girl Friend's Car / In dreamland

Ray Ruff & The Checkmates Bobby Hacker drums on Merty Robbins Show

Chips, the__/ from: Amarillo, Tx../ active 1960's / members: Don Carpenter-bass guitar, Tommy Ewton-lead guitar, Bobby Hacker-drums, Eugene Brown-vocals & guitar, Gary Harwood-saxophone / substitute members: Gary Thurlow-drums, Gary Swafford-drums & Joe Bob Barnhill-guitar & vocals.

The Chips - 1960

Cinders, the__/ from: Amarillo, Tx.. / key member: J.D. Souther-singer & drummer / other members: Charley Bates-guitar, Steve Dodge-guitar..../ recorded where: Clovis, NM/ possible recording date: 1965.../ single release date: 1965, 2007 / Labels: RIC, CBS-Britain, Big-Beat..../song titles: Good Lovins Hard to Find / Barbara White / Note: 5 early songs by the Cinders were reissued on a CD titled 'Now Hear This ' (Big-Beat label) c.2007. / note: Souther went on to write and record award winning songs. He won a gold record with the trio 'Souther, Hillman and Furray' in the seventies.

The Cinders

Circle 4 Ramblers__/ from: Big Spring, Tx...../ key member: Ben Hall-guitar& vocals / other members: Dena Hall-bass, Weldon Myrick-steel guitar / optional name: Ben Hall's studio band / recorded where: Hi-Fidelity House studio, Big Spring, Tx / possible recording date: c.1958-66

Circle 13 Dude Ranchers__/ active: c.1950 / from: Lubbock, Tx..../key member: Charlene Condray-vocals....../ other members: Clyde Hankins-guitar, Homer Logan-fiddle, Clyde Perkins-steel, Jody Pilliod-bass, Jack Huddle-guitar....../ recorded where: KDUB TV Show, Lubbock, Tx.....possible recording date: c.1950

Circus, the__/ active: 1967 / from: Odessa,TX.../ key members: Larry Poynor-guitar,drums & vocals/ Lynne Poynor-vocals / other members: Gary Poynor--bass guitar, Hubert Giddens--organ, Paul Westbrook & Tommy McCamey on drums / label: Offe / songs: Bad Seed, Burn witch Burn

The Circus

Clyde Hankins Quartet__/ from: Lubbock, Tx.../ key member: Clyde Hankins-guitar..../other members: George Atwood-upright bass, Paul Lovett-drums, Jack Delahunty-clarinet..../ optional name:............../ recorded where:.Clovis, NM / possible recording date: 1956.../ Album release date: c.1956../ Label: Nor-va-Jak ?.../ album title: Swing Feve

Combo Kings, the__from: Amarillo, Tx..../ key member: Eddie Reeves-guitar & vocals..../ other members: Bob Veneable-guitar, Jimmy Sandlin-drums & vocals..../ optional name: Nighthawks......./ recorded where: KFDA radio, Amarillo, Tx....../ possible recording dates: 1956-57...../ single release date: 1956-57...../ Label: Alfair..../ song titles: Gone Gone Gone / Jim Dandy / Pretty Girl / When Your Baby's gone

Company's Comin__ / from: Amarillo, Tx.../ active: 1972-75 / Original members: Kent Cooper - bass, David DeGrassi - guitar, Jeff Dauner - guitar, Bill "Big Willie" Melin - drums, Daniel McFall - trumpet/vocals, Karl Thurmond - lead vocals, David Fike - trumpet and John McMullen - tenor sax / later members: Bobby Hertner - vocals/guitar/keyboards, Ted Carroll - bass, Jerry Thompson - guitar, Butch Kelly - Hammond organ, Mike Merriman - drums, Larry Haughtelling - trombone / This rock-jam group played around the tri-state area and were said to be favorites on the college circuit and in Amarillo. Their booking agent was Bobby Harper of Fiesta Productions.

Company_s_Comin Amarillo c.1973

Condray, Charlene__/ from: Lubbock, Tx...../ key member: Charlene Condray-vocals..../ other members: ......../ optional names: Charlene Hancock, Mrs. Tommy Hancock...../ recorded where: Lubbock or Clovis?....../ possible recording date: 1957...../single release date: same..../ Label: Petsey...../song titles: So Satisfied / My Summer Heart / She also recorded on the 'Sandyland' label in 1970.

Conklin, Wanda /__from: Plainview, Tx area...../ key member: Wanda Conklin-vocals /...other members: John Sands-writer......../optional name:............../recorded where:...........possible recording date: c.1969 ..../ album release date: 1969..../ Label: Norm records..../album title: 'Hush'

Continentals, the__from: Abilene, Tx..../ recorded where: High Fidelity House--Big Spring, Tx....../ possible recording date:..c.1965..../ single release date: same..../ Label: Gaylo..../song titles: I'm Gone


Corbin, Sky /__from: Lubbock, Tx.../ key member: Sky Corbin-vocal / possible recording date: c.1964../ single release date: 1964 / Label: Banner../ song titles: We Love Another / Involved / note: Corbin was also a Disc Jockey in Lubbock for many years.


Cords, the /__from: Amarillo, Tx.../ key member: Glen Wilbanks-guitar & vocals, Billy Stull-lead guitar../ other members: Danny Meadows-bass, David Handley-drums..../ optional name: Billy Stull & the Cords......./ recorded where: Clovis, NM / possible recording date: 1965-c.1969...../ release dates: 1969, 2007..../ Labels: Atco, ACE, Big Beat../ song titles: Sin Crazed Woman.../ Too Late to Kiss you Now / Refer also in this index to entry #14 . / note: Some of the Cords original recordings have be re-issued on Big Beat label in c.2007. / note #2: Billy Stull operated a Studio in Amarillo in c.1975 and later became the engineer at the N. Petty Studio in Clovis after Norman Petty died.

The Cords - c.1966

Cornerstone__/ from: Lubbock, Tx area....../ key member: Michael Anderson-arranger...../ other members: Lori Goss?........./optional name:............../recorded where: Caldwell Studio, Lubbock, Tx......./ possible recording date: c.1981..../ album release date: c.1981..../ Label: Glory Productions...../ Album title: Cornerstone

Country Gospel Singers, the__/from: Slaton, Tx....../ key member: Johnny Flanagan...../ other members: Nelda Brooks Flanagan, Morris Flanagan..../optional name:............../recorded where: Delta Studio, Ft. Worth, Tx..../ possible recording date: c.1980..../ album release date: same..../ Label: Goodnews Records...../ Album title: Give me a Song: the Country Gospel Singers

Country Nites, the__/from: Plainview, Tx....../ key member: Joe Burchfield-guitar & vocals../ other members: Danny Braddock-lead guitar, Curtis Graham-drums, Waymon Box-bass, Baxter Vaughn-steel guitar../ recorded where: Wallace Shackelford's private studio-Plainview, Tx.../...possible recording date:.c.1992

Country Sounds, the__/ from: Quitaque and Silverton, Tx....../ Active: c.1965-1995 / key members: Cliff Stodghill-guitar-vocals, Jimmy Burson-fiddle-vocals...../ other members: Joy Stodghill-bass/vocals, Bennie D. Brown-lead guitar, John Francis-guitar, Maybelle Francis-vocals & Jack Sutton-piano.../ This band continued the Western Swing tradition in the Turkey-Quitaque-Silverton area of Texas.

Crawford, Fred__/from: Monahans, Tx area?....../ key member: Fred Crawford-vocals....../ recorded where: Clovis, NM and Odessa, Tx....../ possible recording dates: 1957-67....../ single release date: c.1957..../ Labels: Starday , AOK...../ song titles: By the Mission Wall (Starday)


Crider, Tommy__from: Midland, Tx.../ key member: T. Crider-singer / recorded where: Midland-Odessa area possibly / possible recording date: c.1963.../single release date: 1963..../ Label: Token..../ song titles: Sandy / Depending on You / note: These songs were the first release on the Token label but 'Sandy' was re-issued more recently on a CD titled: Forgotten Teen Idols, vol. III.

Crystals, the__/ from: Brownfield, Tx...../ key member: Doug Coppock-guitar/vocals & Jim Green-vocals/guitar...../ other members: Don Skiles-drums, M. Tyler-bass, Gordon Franklin-sax...../ optional name: The Emeralds....../ recorded where: California?..../ possible recording date: c.1960-61....../single release date: same..../ Label: Indigo...../song titles: Mr. Brush / Dreams & Wishes

Curtis Brothers, the__/ from: Meadow, Tx..../ key members: Dean Curtis-guitar/vocals & Pete Curtis-fiddle/vocals........later member: Sonny Curtis-guitar....../ played where: KSEL Western Jamboree, Lubbock, Tx--1950

The Curtis Brothers (Sonny, Dean, & Pete)
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