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Larry Cassidy
and His Dixie Raiders
KMPC Country Carnival Barn Dance
KMPC Los Angeles, CA

About The Artist

Larry Cassidy was known in the Los Angeles area as "The Singin' Cop" and was playing numerous spots in Southern California. In 1949, they named him and his band to play at Uncle Dave Ming's 97th Street Corral during the absence of Tommy Duncan's Western All-Stars.

In the works at the time was a plan to do remote broadcasts from the Corral for radio station KXLA in Pasadena. The plans called for them to be done three times weekly from 8:30 to 9:00pm.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Larry Cassidy
  • Vic Davis, piano
  • Dave Barnum, guitar
  • Dick Hamilton, guitar
  • Tex Atchison, fiddle
  • Bucky Lloyd, steel guitar
  • Tommy Mills, drums
  • Curley Armstrong, bass fiddle

Credits & Sources

  • Jamboree Magazine; January 1949; Ventura, CA

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  40005 A Stormy Heart
  40005 B Sold Down The River
  40019 A Sittin' Here Alone Feelin' Blue
  40019 B This Lonely World
  40058 A That Wild And Wicked Look In Your Eye
  40058 B Save The Alcohol
  40099 A I Found Somebody New
  40099 B I'm Still Crying Over You
  40152 A Weary Lonesome Me
  40152 B Baby, I Can't Use You Like You Are

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