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Cecil (The Yodeling Country Boy) Gill
KFJZ Fort Worth, TX
KGKO Fort Worth, TX
KXOL Fort Worth, TX
WGAD Gadsen, AL

About The Artist

We first find mention of Cecil (The Yodeling Country Boy) Gill in Floy Case's column in 1941. She mentions that Cecil had been at KGKO for 'some time'. Another fellow by the name of Ernest Tubb was also at the station at that time.

Floy later reported in 1945 that Cecil had a show on KFJZ at 6:30pm in 1945. His sponsor was a local clothing store. She noted in another article that the show was on Monday through Saturday and then he also had a 2:15pm Sunday afternoon show.

While Cecil may have been more a regional or local artist, Floy does report in several articles that he was a fixture on the big shows at the Coliseum in the Fort Worth area when the Grand Ole Opry acts were touring through the area such as Ernest Tubb, Eddy Arnold and Pee Wee King.

By 1947, we were finding that Cecil's career had taken him to radio station WGAD in Gadsen, Alabama.

A 1948 Billboard article mentions Cecil was recording on the Bluebonnet record label.

But by 1949, Cecil was back in Fort Worth on radio station KXOL.

Credits & Sources

  • Mountain Broadcast & Prairie Recorder; September 1941; Rialto Music Pub. Corp.; 1674 Broadway; New York, NY
  • Mountain Broadcast & Prairie Recorder; March 1945; Mountain Broadcast Pub. Co., Inc.; 1674 Broadway; New York, NY
  • Mountain Broadcast & Prairie Recorder; June 1945; Mountain Broadcast Pub. Co., Inc.; 1674 Broadway; New York, NY
  • Mountain Broadcast & Prairie Recorder; September 1945; Mountain Broadcast Pub. Co., Inc.; 1674 Broadway; New York, NY
  • Mountain Broadcast & Prairie Recorder; March 1946; Mountain Broadcast Pub. Co., Inc.; 1674 Broadway; New York, NY
  • Mountain Broadcast & Prairie Recorder; June 1946; Mountain Broadcast Pub. Co., Inc.; 1674 Broadway; New York, NY
  • National Hillbilly News; September / October 1947; Poster Show Print Co.; Huntington, WV
  • The Billboard; January 17, 1948; Roger S. Littleford, Jr. and William D. Littleford, Publishers; 2169 Patterson St.; Cincinnati, OH
  • National Hillbilly News; March - April 1949; Vol. IV No. 4; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Via; Huntington, WV

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
Silver Star
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  100 A Choppin' Cotton
  100 B Too Jealous
  101 A Teardrops In The Rain
  101 B Say Goodbye


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