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Dusty Shaver
and His Radio Revue
Born:  August 21, 1925
Died:  May 23, 1982
WBSC Bennettsville, SC
WKYR Keyser, WV
WMMN Fairmont, WV
WTBO Cumberland, MD

About The Artist

William "Dusty" Shaver spent many years as a popular country vocalist on radio stations in such locales as Harrisonburg, Virginia, Fairmont, Clarksburg, and Wheeling in West Virginia, and finally as a deejay in Keyser, West Virginia and Oakland, Maryland.

Although a skilled country singer he became best known for his "rube comedy" character "Oscar August Quiddlemurp," a name created for him by Buddy Starcher.

Those fellow musicians he worked with included Starcher, Hank the Cowhand (Stanford), and Cherokee Sue and Little John Graham.

When live country music began to be phased out by radio stations, he turned to disc jockey work, a job he continued until his death at the age of fifty seven.

His limited recording career consisted of two songs on the Cozy label with mandolin support by Little John Graham, on which Dusty feigned crying on one song and laughing on the other.

Promotional Ad Dusty Shaver Show 1952

Credits & Sources

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  202 A My Name Is Ticklish Reuben
  202 B Come Sit By My Side, Little Darlin'

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