When he was just 16, Lucky Boggs began his professional musical career in 1946, working
with a band called the Rhythm Rascals over WPAY out of Portsmouth, Ohio.
From there, he moved to Bloomington, Indiana in 1947. In 1948, he was
working with Chess Davis' Chicago Follies and touring throughout the south.
Later, he moved to Saginaw, Michigan and to radio station WKNX, playing
with Don Boots' band. In 1949, he was playing with Chuck Bridges'
Ohio Playboys over WHTN in Huntington, West Virginia. and later at
KRIC in Beaumont, Texas.
Lucky then formed his own band and became a member of the staff at
WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia then moved to WNXT in Portsmouth, Ohio
February of 1956 saw him sign a three year record contract with Buddy
Record Corporation in Marshall, Texas. They said his first single
included "Once I Went To Town" b/w "Tears In My Heart", that was released
in April of 1956. In that same month, Lucky rejoined WSAZ-TV in
Huntington and was the vocalist with Dean Porter and the Country Rhythm
Boys and was also on the Saturday Nite Jamboree show.
In our browsing around the internet, it appears that Lucky's sound was a
bit like rockabilly.
Credits and Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 49; December 1956; American
Folk Publications, Inc.
- Rustic Rhythm; September 1957; Vol. 1, No. 6;
Rustic Rhythm, Inc.; 5 East 40th Street, New York, NY