He billed himself as "Ole Poor Boy" back in the 1950s when he was on
WPEO out of Peoria, Illinois. He had two shows each day, Monday through
Saturday. One was at 5:30am to 6:15am; the other from 11:15am to 11:55am that
included the Willis Brothers and Tommy Sosebee. He also appeared with them
each Tuesday and Thursday over television station WTVM from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.
By then, he was already a well-travelled, seasoned entertainer for they indicated
he had performed in 36 of the states.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 40; September 1955;
American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT