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Salty Holmes
Born:  March 5, 1910
Died:  January 1, 1970
WLS National Barn Dance
WCFL Chicago, IL

About The Artist

Floyd "Salty" Holmes was a member of the WLS National Barn Dance back in the 1940's. He was also a one time member of the Prairie Ramblers. He was said to be a solemn fellow who could get the audience into spontaneous outbursts of laughter with his comedy talents. He even composed some of the songs he sang. He had a son, Billy Lee, who attended Crane Technical High School in Chicago.

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
4 Star
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1752 A Harmonica Boogie Shuffle
  1752 B Mama Blues
 
Bluebird
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  5303 A Kentucky Blues
  5303 B I Want My Mama
 
Decca
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  46152 A Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
  46152 B Just An Old Farm For Sale
  46199 A Cannon Ball Special
  46199 B Nine Times Out Of Ten
  46313 A Harmonica Boogie
  46313 B Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
 
Montgomery Ward
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  4423 A I Want My Mama
  4423 B Kentucky Blues


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