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Lucky Boggs
WKNX Saginaw, MI
WNXT Portsmouth, OH
WPAY Portsmouth, OH (1946)
WHTN Huntington, WV (1949)

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 again.

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

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Recordings
 
Buddy
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  108 A Once I Went To Town
  108 B Once In My Heart
  109 A Rainbow Waltz
  109 B Tears In My Heart
  110 A You Can't Stop Her
  110 B I Never Cared For Candy
 
Shawnee
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  45-101 A Drillin' Rig Boggie
  45-101 B Are You An Angel
 
Bishop
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1012 A Drillin' Rig Boogie
  1012 B Other Side by Howard Perkins


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