Thursday, December 9, 2010

Deadwood's KDSJ Was Great! But After Sun Down You Could Dial In the Likes of Clint Texas Radio

Remember the good old days of radio listening in Deadwood? After sun down, those great Southern radio stations could raise their power to 50,000 watts and we could listen all night to stations like Clint Texas. Select and listen to the following classic radio recording. It sure brings back memories of some our core music of those golden times!

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriterand a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Elder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll." His works and innovations inspired and influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably The Beatles,The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan, and exerted a profound influence on popular music Holly was amongst the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Holly #13 among "The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time".

Waylon Jennings (June 15, 1937-February 13, 2002) was an American country music singer,songwriter, and musician. He rose to prominence as a bassist for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. Jennings escaped death in the February 3, 1959, plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, when he gave up his seat to Richardson who had been sick with the flu. He continued to be active in the recording industry, forming the group The Highwaymen with Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. In 2001 Waylon was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Curtis Ousley (February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971), who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, funk and soul jazz. Variously a band leader, band member, and session musician, he was also a musical director and record producer. Adept at tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, he was best known for his distinctive riffs and solos such as on "Yakety Yak", which later became the inspiration for Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax" and his own "Memphis Soul Stew". King Curtis enjoyed playing jazz and rock but decided he would make more money as a rock musician. From the 1950s until the mid 1960s, he worked as a session player, recording under his own name and with others such as the Coasters, with whom he recorded "Yakety Yak." Buddy Holly hired him for session work, during which they recorded "Reminiscing.

George Manley Atwood (1924 – 2005) has packed a lifetime into the music profession in every style & also in the business sense. He received a Purple Heart during his service in the Navy during World War II, and was also well known in Lubbock for his work at KLLL Radio and appearing on television as Go-Ee The Clown. Having worked with Gene Krupa, The Dorsey Brothers, Roy Orbison, Eddy Arnold, and Buddy Knox, he was for years a session musician at Norman Petty Studios. In late 1958, he played bass on Buddy Holly's recordings. George was inducted into the Norman Petty Studios Hall Of Fame June '99 and received
the award at his home, as well as the Mayor declaring it George Atwood Day in Jerome, ID.



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