Uncle Don's real name was Donald H. Dean and his band had been performing
over WYVE in Wytheville, Virginia for about two years when we found mention
of them in a Cowboy Songs article in 1953. Don played guitar and harmonica.
Uncle Don was a veteran by this time, for he had been entertaining folks for
nearly 18 years by then, which would indicate his career started around 1935.
He was also a songwriter and had composed about 30 songs by then. His two biggest
hits were said to be "Cab Driver's Blues" and "Gospel Train".
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No.28; September 1953, American Folk Publications, Inc.;
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